Listserv FAQ

         Revised LISTSERV System Reference Library, release 1.7f
         (c) Eric Thomas 1986,1987,1988,1989,1990,1991,1992,1993

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      * LISTSERV command reference cards:                        *
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      *-> LISTSERV REFCARD: General user commands                *
      *   LISTOWNR REFCARD: List and file management commands    *
      *   LISTMAST REFCARD: Commands for the LISTSERV maintainer *
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Commands are listed in alphabetical order, with the minimum acceptable
abbreviation in capital letters. Angle brackets are used to indicate
optional parameters. All commands which return a file accept an optional
'F=fformat' keyword (without the quotes) that lets you select the format
in which you want the file sent; the default format is normally
appropriate in all cases. Some esoteric, historical or seldom-used
commands and options have been omitted.

List subscription commands (from most to least important)
SUBscribe    listname         Subscribe to a list, or change
                                         your name if already subscribed
SIGNOFF                                  Remove yourself:
             listname                    - From the specified list
             *                           - From all lists on that server
             * (NETWIDE                  - From all lists in the network
SET          listname options            Alter your subscription options:
             ACK/NOACK/MSGack            -> Acknowledgements for postings
             CONCEAL/NOCONCEAL           -> Hide yourself from REVIEW
             Files/NOFiles               -> Toggle receipt of non-mail
                                            files from the list
             Mail/NOMail                 -> Toggle receipt of mail
             DIGests/INDex               -> Ask for digests or message
                                            indexes rather than getting
                                            messages as they are posted
             REPro/NOREPro               -> Copy of your own postings?
             TOPICS: ALL                 -> Select topics you are
                     <+/->topicname         subscribed to (add/remove
                                            one or replace entire list)
Options for mail headers of incoming postings (choose one):
             FULLhdr or FULLBsmtp        -> "Full" mail headers
             IETFhdr                     -> Internet-style headers
             SHORThdr or SHORTBsmtp      -> Short (default) headers
             DUALhdr                     -> Dual headers, useful with PC
                                            or Mac mail programs
CONFIRM      listname1 > Confirm your subscription
                                         (when LISTSERV requests it)

Other list-related commands
INDex        listname                    Sends a directory of available
                                         archive files for the list, if
                                         postings are archived