Expanded Descriptions of Common LISTSERV(R) Commands.

Remember to send commands to LISTSERV@@LISTSERV.ICORS.ORG
Don't send them to CELIAC@LISTSERV.ICORS.ORG, the address where you post messages for everyone else to read.

The most common commands are also available in a simple, easy to use form.

Expanded descriptions are available below:

  • SUBscribe, SIGNOFF
  • Changing IDs
  • MAIL, NOMAIL
  • DIGEST, NODIGest
  • MIME, NOMIME
  • DUALHdr, SHORThdr
  • QUERY
  • INDEX
  • GET
  • Searching the archives

    Caps and small letters in a command line are used to show the minimum letters required to execute the command. You can generally send any number of commands in a single message, as long as each is on a separate line. (Exceptions to this rule will be noted.)

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    SUBSCRIBE CELIAC YourFirstName YourLastName

    This is the command you used to subscribe to the CELIAC mail list. Your subscription address is automatically detected, so you do not need to enter it. You will only be allowed to post from that address. If you want to post from more than one account, you can subscribe from several addresses and set all but one to " NOMAIL", as explained below.

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    SIGNOFF CELIAC

    This removes you from the CELIAC list.

    If you are forced to change Internet providers and cannot unsubscribe from your old e-mail address, please send an e-mail note to the Listowners with a request to unsubscribe from the old e-mail address.

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    Changing Logon Addresses

    If you elect to change your e-mail address through a change of Internet access methods, it is important to change your subscription to the List.

    You can do this by signing off from the old logon and than resubscribing from the new logon or you can request assistance from the Listowners.

    Please include your old, new address and your name in the message.

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    SET CELIAC MAIL

    Sets your subscription option so that you receive each message as it is posted. This is the default setting when your subscription begins.

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    SET CELIAC NOMAIL

    Sets your subscription option so that you will receive no mail from the list. You are still able to post messages to the list. This is useful if you have more than one account, or if you want to leave the list temporarily (e.g. when going on vacation). Use "SET CELIAC MAIL" to restart your mail.

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    SET CELIAC DIGEST

    Sets your subscription option to digest. Instead of receiving each message as it is posted, you will receive one daily message with all postings for that day. (On days with a lot of posts, you might get two or three digests instead of one.) If you use this feature, do not use the reply feature of your software or the entire digest may be re-sent to the whole subscriber list! Instead, a new message should be created with the applicable information and comments.

    If you experience problems, reading the individual messages, try turning the MIME option off as explained below.

    A digest message follows this general presentation format.

    There are 3 messages totalling 4 lines in this issue.
    Topics in this issue:
    Subject heading 1
    Subject heading 2
    Subject heading 3

    End of Topics (which are also called e-mail "Subject Lines")

    ----------------------- LISTSERV COMMAND SUMMARY ---------------------
    1) Post a message to the List - To: CELIAC@LISTSERV.ICORS.ORG
    ** Make sure you have a subject line that reflects your topic **
    ** Selectively quote the previous message, do not repost it **
    2) Reach a List owner - To: CELIAC-REQUEST@LISTSERV.ICORS.ORG
    3) Get LISTSERV command help - To: LISTSERV@LISTSERV.ICORS.ORG
    Message: GET CELIAC WELCOME
    4) Unsubscribe from this List - To: LISTSERV@LISTSERV.ICORS.ORG
    Message: UNSUB CELIAC

    *To reply to the List, instead of poster, send to CELIAC@LISTSERV.ICORS.ORG*

    ----------------------------------------------------------------------

    message 1
    -----------------------------
    message 2
    -----------------------------
    message 3
    ------------------------------

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    SET CELIAC NODIGEST

    Sets your subscription option to individual messages instead of receiving a daily digest. You will receive each message as it is posted.

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    SET CELIAC MIME

    The MIME option is useful to selected mail programs for the bursting of the digest file into individual messages. To effectively use this option, it should be set in conjunction with the SET CELIAC DIGEST option explained above.

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    SET CELIAC NOMIME

    This turns off the MIME option. Some mail programs, when used in the MIME mode do not provide the complete text of individual messages. In that case, this option should be turned off.

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    SET CELIAC DUALhdr

    This is initial subscription settings for messages to the Celiac List of mail and dualheaders. These second set of headers at the top of the message makes it easier to see who a message is from with some mail programs. In order to add these second set of headers, the SET CELIAC Dual command can be sent to the LISTSERV(R).
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    SET CELIAC SHORThdr

    The initial subscription settings for messages to the Celiac List are mail and dualheaders. These second set of headers at the top of the message makes it easier to see who a message is from with some mail programs. For other mail programs, this is extra lines. In order to remove this second set of headers, the SET CELIAC Short command can be sent to the LISTSERV(R).

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    QUERY CELIAC

    This returns a summary of your current subscription options. If it appears that the CELIAC list is no longer sending you messages, you should issue the "QUERY CELIAC" command to determine your status:

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    INDEX CELIAC

    This returns a list of all the CELIAC files available from the file server, including monthly list archives, fact sheets, newsletters, and other information files.

    A special file (FILEDESC) has been prepared to summarize the file contents. It is available by sending this command in conjunction with the INDEX command:

    GET CELIAC FILEDESC

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    GET CELIAC (filename)

    Retrieves an archive or information file from the server. The "(filename)" is shown in the output from the INDEX command. Archive files are named LOGyymm, with "yy" being the year and "mm" being the month. For example, the oldest archive file for the list is for November 1994; to retrieve it you would send this command:

    GET CELIAC LOG9411

    Starting with the 1996 logfiles the format is LOGyymmx, with "x" denoting the week. "x" can be "A", "B", "C", "D", or "E".

    You can retrieve any archive file, up to and including the current month's archives. (The current month's archives are updated continuously as each new posting comes in.) Note that the archive files prior to 1996 are VERY large, containing 250-750 Kilobytes each, or about 100-300 pages each.

    Fact sheets, newsletters, and other information files are also available for retrieval; a full listing of these can be obtained by using the INDEX command mentioned previously.

    Some systems cannot handle large files. If you experience trouble receiving a file, you can break it into parts with the split=nn command, with "nn" indicating the maximum size for each part in kilobytes. (A kilobyte is 1,000 bytes, less than half a printed page.) For example, JUNO users have a limit of about 60 kilobytes per message. A JUNO user would send this command to get the November 1994 log file in parts no bigger than 60 kilobytes:

    GET CELIAC LOG9411 split=50

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    Searching the archives:

    LISTSERV(R) offers a powerful database search facility to find messages that interest you in the list archives. To retrieve all archived messages containing a particular word or phrase, send the following lines in the body of a message:

    The SEARCH line has several options: by dates, subject, or sender. Here are some examples:

    If you find that you are frequently searching the archives, you will find it easier and ultimately faster to download all the celiac logfiles. That way you can use your own computer's search functions instead of the LISTSERV(R). To obtain the logfiles, see the get command above.

    The database facility has many features for more complex searches. For a complete description, send in the body of the message to the the ICORS LISTSERV(R).

    Note: Unlike most of the other commands, a database search cannot be mixed with other commands in the same message.

    It is also possible to do an interactive searches through the St. ICORS interface.

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