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The last word on GMSGS (don't you dare reply to this message!)
- To: Info-LISPM @ MIT-OZ
- Subject: The last word on GMSGS (don't you dare reply to this message!)
- From: Ian Macky <Ian @ MIT-OZ>
- Date: Thu ,24 Feb 83 06:40:00 EDT
- Cc: RMS @ MIT-OZ, Gumby @ MIT-OZ, HDT @ MIT-OZ, PGS @ MIT-OZ, MMcM @ SCRC
- Mail-from: IAN created at 24-Feb-83 05:40:21
OK, ok... noone's ever happy. Here's the final word on the Twenex GMSGS
Since it's supposed to be compatible with the ITS one, it takes the same
set of arguments: To specify the user whose messages are to be gotten,
give his username, or a filespec (the directory is the username (sigh)).
The default messages to get are the System ones. You can specify FORUM
or /FORUM to get those (currently the only other BBD we use), or ALL or
/ALL to get all BBDs.
The stuff is put by default in PS:<username>MAIL.TXT, but if you specify
/ZMAIL, it goes in PS:<username>ZMAIL.TXT; if you say /INTO you can then
specify an arbitrary output file.
The /MAIL switch remails all the messages through the mailer, so that
any bizarre forwarding you are doing will work.
/NOISY and /SILENT control how much output the thing sends back to you.
Normally you'll get "[There are messages]" or "[No messages]", but with
/SILENT you get nothing. I can't remember what /NOISY does... I just
remember that it prints out more junk in cases where it wouldn't
I kludged around having to put some sort of terminator at the end of
the command line, so do whatever silly things you want... put a CR or
a NEWLINE or nothing... It don't care... It equally and fairly mutilates
EVERYTHING you give it.
That's it. Don't send bug reports....