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LISTSERV Commands
Shakespeare Electronic Conference, Vol. 7, No. 0004. Friday, 5 January 1996.

From:           Hardy M. Cook <
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Date:           Friday, January 5, 1996
Subject:        LISTSERV Commands

Dear SHASKPEReans,

As I indicated yesterday, I am only just discovering that LISTSERV works quite
differently under UNIX on a workstation than it does under VM on a mainframe.
I've been on-line almost constantly -- with an interruption for some sleep --
since yesterday morning, trying to get as much of SHAKSPER operable as I can.

As I also indicated, some functions and commands do NOT work under UNIX that
did under VM.  Unfortunately, for the time being, we will not have the DATABASE
FUNCTION (bad for all of us), and I will not have the GIVE command (bad for
my ability to quickly assist you with ordering a file).  Nor will we have the
use of mail packages (also bad for my distributing introductory files to new
members).  However, much the rest will all appear the same to you all as end
users.

I am including below a list of basic LISTSERV commands for your use.  In the
next post, I'm send you a copy of the SHAKSPER FILES file, which has also
has instructions for ordering files from the SHAKSPER Fileserver.  I'm made
about 75% of the files available now and will continue working on the remaining
ones -- UNIX requires these files be in lower case, but they all arrived from
the University of Toronto in capitals, and there's no quick fix for this
problem.

I did manage to clear up about 70 of the 100 or so SHAKSPER messages that have
been collecting in my mailbox and will strive to catch up on the postings I
have not sent out as quickly as I can.  Then maybe I can get back to my ISA
project before I'm called back for other university duties.

--Hardy

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                        Basic LISTSERV Commands

Below you will find a set of basic LISTSERV commands.  REMEMBER, all of these
commands should be sent to the LISTSERV Address -- 
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-- NOT to the LIST Address -- 
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 .
   ^^^

___________________________________     ____________________________________
If you want to do the following, to     Send this in a one-line mail message
-----------------------------------     ------------------------------------

Subscribe                               SUB SHAKSPER FirstName LastName
Unsubscribe                             SIGNOFF SHAKSPER

Stop SHAKSPER Mailings Temporarily      SET SHAKSPER NOMAIL
Restart SHAKSPER Mailings               SET SHAKSPER MAIL
Change TO a Single Daily Digest         SET SHAKSPER DIGEST
Change FROM Digest TO Regular Mailings  SET SHAKSPER INDEX

Receive Confirmation of Your Posting    SET SHAKSPER REPRO
See Your SHAKSPER Options               QUERY SHAKSPER

Get a Listing of All Commands           HELP

Get a List of All Subscribers           GET SHAKSPER FILE or
                                        REVIEW SHAKSPER BY NAME or
                                        REVIEW SHAKSPER or
                                        REVIEW SHAKSPER COUNTRY

Get a List of Files on Fileserver       GET SHAKSPER FILES

Get a File from the Fileserver          GET Filetype Filename

Get SHAKSPER Guide                      GET SHAKSPER GUIDE

Get Log of Previous Discussions         GET SHAKSPER LOG9601a
                                        (This example gets log of first week
                                         of January 1996 Discussions)

Note that these commands are NOT "case-sensitive."  In other words, LISTSERV
doesn't care WHAT case you use, just the characters used.
 

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