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Advanced Listserv - Index

The index command returns a list of files available from the list server for a given mailing list:

index <listname>

This command will return a listing like the following:

* Archive files for the AH511 list at LISTSERV.UIC.EDU(monthly logs)
*                                       rec             last - change
* filename      filetype        GET PUT -fm lrecl nrecs date     time
* --------      --------        --- --- --- ----- ----- -------- --------
  AH511         LOG9802         LOG OWN V      79    73 98/02/27 23:41:20
  AH511         LOG9803         LOG OWN V      82   210 98/03/17 10:21:41
  AH511         LOG9804         LOG OWN V      73    36 98/04/18 07:48:55
  AH511         LOG9805         LOG OWN V      76   298 98/05/26 13:58:49

To get a listing of files available from the list server itself send an index command without a specific listname specified.

index

This will return a listing like the following:

* filename      filetype        GET PUT -fm lrecl nrecs date       time
* --------      --------        --- --- --- ----- ----- ---------- --------
  LISTDB        MEMO            ALL N/A V      74   739 1997-06-23 17:43:00
  WWW_ARCHIVE   MAILTPL         ALL CTL V     110    37 1997-06-30 15:48:50
  TRIO          CATALOG         PRV OWN V      49     7 1996-04-12 13:37:49
  GRATEFULMED   CATALOG         ALL OWN V      54     6 1996-05-17 15:02:52
  ONLINE        CATALOG         PRV OWN V      53   139 1997-11-21 09:49:59
  THEORYNT      CATALOG         ALL OWN V      54    10 1996-05-24 15:35:25
  KIDPROJ       CATALOG         ALL OWN V      53   206 1996-08-12 16:37:10
  NEW-LIST      CATALOG         ALL OWN V      53    12 1996-05-29 15:00:56
  NAT-JOURN     CATALOG         PRV OWN V      64    15 1998-05-29 12:33:15
  PEERS         NAMES           ALL LMC V     108  1603 1998-05-26 21:08:06
  BITEARN       NODES           N/A LMC V     239  1967 1998-06-04 09:56:03
  LISTCAT       FILE            ALL LMC V      49   394 1997-01-21 18:46:38
  LISTFILE      MEMO            ALL N/A V      72   606 1995-05-24 03:35:12

An index usually contains a listing with the following columns:

Column

Description

filename

Name of the list.

filetype

Name of the file available for the list.

get

Who may retrieve the file - see codes below.

put

Who can upload the file; same codes as for "get".

rfm

File record format - "V" for variable length lines, "F" for fixed length lines.

lrecl

The longest line length.

nrecs

The number of lines.

date

The date the file was uploaded.

time

The time the file was uploaded.

description

A file description (optional).

The codes in the "Get" and "Put" columns mean the following:

Code

Description

ALL

Everybody

CTL

LISTSERV administrators

OWN

List owners

PRV

Private, ie list members

LMC

LISTSERV master coordinator

N/A

Not applicable - file is internally maintained by LISTSERV

MSC

Miscellaneous - contact administrator for more information

You can also use the get command to obtain a list's index; in other words, the following commands are equivalent:

get <listname> filelist

index <listname>

 

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