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Pringle, Moise , , OSD/P&R pringlem at smtpgate.fmp.osd.mil
Thu Sep 14 16:05:00 EDT 1995

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Subject: Welcome to Web4Lib!
Date: Thursday, September 14, 1995 10:22AM

Web4Lib Subscribers:
As of this message, we have switched the list over to List Processor 6.0
(also known as ListProc for short). Since this software provides many more
features than our previous listserver software, I urge you to review the
attached help file that outlines your options. Some of the more important
options include the ability to set your subscription to receive a daily
digest rather than individual postings, and to postpone your subscription
during vacations or absences. I hope you find these improvements useful.

I also would like to bring to your attention that with this switchover we
will no longer be moderating the list. This means we all need to be extra
careful when sending mail to the list or the listserver software. To be

TO CONTRIBUTE TO THE DISCUSSION: send mail to web4lib at library.berkeley.edu

TO SEND A LISTPROC COMMAND: send mail to listserv at library.berkeley.edu
(you may also send to listproc at library.berkeley.edu)

Thank you for your cooperation, and I hope that you find that your
interaction with the list will be improved.

Roy Tennant
Web4Lib Owner


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Web4Lib is an electronic discussion of the creation and management of
library-based World-Wide Web servers and clients. Particularly
appropriate issues for discussion include, but are not limited
  * web resource selection and information mounting in relation
    to existing acquisition and collection development procedures
  * cataloging issues regarding web information
  * in-house patron access to web servers (e.g., Web clients on
    patron-accessible computers)

Web4Lib is specifically aimed toward librarians and library
staff involved in World-Wide Web management, but anyone is
welcome to join the discussion. Those not interested in a
library-oriented Web discussion may wish to join one of the
general Web discussions listed at:

The Web4Lib list is hosted by the UC Berkeley Library. List Processor
6.0 is used to provide an automated method for persons to subscribe,
unsubscribe, etc. Questions about Web4Lib may be directed to:

Roy Tennant
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Digital Library Research & Development
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                          ListProcessor 6.0

Here is a brief description of the set of requests recognized by
Everything appearing in [] below is optional; everything
appearing in <> is mandatory; all arguments are case insensitive. The 
bar ("|") is used as a logical OR operator between the arguments. Requests 
be abbreviated, but you must specify at least the first three characters.

Keep in mind that when referring to a <list>, that list may be of two kinds:
local or remote, unless otherwise noted. When referring to a local list, 
request will be immediately processed; when referring to a remote list (a 
served by another ListProcessor which this system knows about), your request
will be appropriately forwarded. Issue a 'lists' request to get a listing of
local and known remote lists to this ListProcessor.

Recognized requests are:

help [topic]
Without arguments, this file. Otherwise get specific information on the
selected topic. Topics may also refer to requests. To learn more about this
system issue a 'help listproc' request. To get a listing of all available
topics, generate an error message by sending a bogus request like 'help me'.

set <list> [<option> <arg[s]>]
Without the optional arguments, get a list of all current settings for
the specified list. Otherwise change the option to a new value for that
list, as follows:

        option can be: mail, password, address, conceal
        arg for mail can be: ack, noack, postpone, digest
        args for password have to be: current-password new-password
        args for address have to be: current-password new-address
        args for conceal can be: yes, no

        'set <list>': get the current option settings for the list
        'set <list> mail ack': your message is sent back to you
        'set <list> mail noack': your message is not sent back to you
        'set <list> mail postpone': no messages will be sent to you until 
                change mode again
        'set <list> mail digest': your message is not sent back to you.
                New messages are not sent to you as they arrive, but are
                accumulated into digests that are periodically sent to you.
        'set <list> password <current-password> <new-password>': change your
                password for live access to the system (i.e. for subscriber
                access privileges when telneting to the system).
        'set <list> address <current-password> <new-address>: change the
                you are subscribed with; may not be available on all lists.
        'set <list> conceal yes': remove yourself from 'recipients' and
                'statistics' listings.
        'set <list> conceal no': opposite of previous mode.

subscribe <list> <your name>
The only way to subscribe to a list.

unsubscribe <list>
signoff <list>
Two ways of removing yourself from the specified list.

recipients <list>
review <list>
Get a listing of all non-concealed people subscribed to the specified list.

information <list>
Get information about the specified list.

statistics <list> {[subscriber email address(es)] | [-all]}
Get a listing of non-concealed subscribers along with the number of messages
each one of them has sent to the specified list. If the optional email
are given, then statistics will be collected for these users only. For
                stat foo user1 at domain user2 at domain
will generate statistics about these two subscribers. "-all" lists 
for all users that have posted on the list (whether currently subscribed ot

run <list> [<password> <cmd [args]>]
Run the specified command with the optional arguments and receive the output
from stdout and/or stderr. To get a listing of all available commands to 
omit the arguments, i.e. issue a 'run <list>' request. You have to belong to
the specified list, and must have obtained the password from the list's 
the owner's address may be found in the Errors-To: header line of each
delivered message. <list> may be local only.

Get a list of all local mailing lists that are served by this server, as 
as of all known remote lists.

index [archive | path-to-archive] [/password] [-all]
Get a list of files in the selected archive, or the master archive if no
archive was specified. If an archive is private, you have to provide its
password as well.

get <archive | path-to-archive> <file> [/password] [parts]
Get the requested file from the specified archive. Files are usually split 
parts locally, and in such a case you will receive the file in multiple 
messages -- an 'index' request tells you how many parts the file has been
into, and their sizes; if you need to obtain certain parts, specify them as
optional arguments. If an archive is private, you have to provide its 
as well.

view <archive | path-to-archive>] [/password] [parts]
Same as "get" but in interactive mode justs catenates the file on the

search <archive | path-to-archive>] [/password] [-all] <pattern>
Search all files of the specified archive (and all of its subarchives if 
is specified) for lines that match the pattern. The pattern can be an
egrep(1)-style regular expression with support for the following additional
operators: '~' (negation), '|' and '&' (logical OR and AND), '<' '>' (group
regular expressions). The pattern may be enclosed in single or double 
Note: . matches any character including new line.

fax <fax-number> <archive | path-to-archive> <file> [/password] [parts]
Same as 'get', but it faxes you the files instead to the specified number.

Get information about the current release of this ListProcessor system.

Get a listing of local mailing lists to which you have subscribed.

Learn more about this system and list management software in general.

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