Archived posting to the Leica Users Group, 1998/05/05

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Subject: Re: [Leica] Archives question
From: Robert Rose <>
Date: Tue, 05 May 1998 13:00:53 -0700

<<You can only retrieve one digest per message>>
I have retrieved more than one by having multiple lines in one message

>>> "Patrick G. Sobalvarro" <> 05/05 10:27 AM >>>
Boreham wrote:
> I think someone else recently asked how/where to view the LUG archives. I
> missed a reply. Could someone please repost?

Accessing the archives is a two-step process.  They are stored in digest
format.  First you must request from Majordomo a listing of the
available archives.  You request the listing by sending mail to 

with the body (not the subject) of the message containing the single

index leica-users

Majordomo will send you a list with lines that look like this:

- -rw-rw-rw-  1 daemon  majordom   59820 Mar 18 21:31 v02.n244

This is a line from a Unix directory listing.  The first several parts
(until the number after "majordom") don't matter to you.  The number
"59820" is the length in characters of the digest this line represents. 
The comes the date: Mar 18 is March 18 of this year, and 21:31 is the
time this digest went out.  On older entries (from before this year) the
listing will show the year.  The last part, v02.n244, is the filename.

Once you identify the lines corresponding to the dates of the digests
you wish to retrieve, record the filename, which is the very last token
in the line -- v02.n244 in the case above.  To fetch this digest, send a
message to 

with the body (not the subject) containing the single line

get leica-users v02.n244

and Majordomo should send you the digest.

You can only retrieve one digest per message, so if you want ten
digests, you have to send ten messages.

Also, Majordomo cannot understand HTML messages!  You must send plain
text messages.

That's it -- good luck.