Using the FYI Archive

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Publication date: 
5 January 1995
Number: 
2

As a service to FYI readers, the American Institute of Physics
provides an archive of issues dating back to 1993.  An indexing
mechanism for 1995 issues will be provided in the near future.
Access the FYI archive through three methods:

THE AIP HOMEPAGE ON THE WORLD WIDE WEB -- http://www.aip.org

Scroll to: Online Products and Services.  Under the listing:
Electronic Newsletters, select: FYI.  There is a menu for 1993,
1994, and 1995 issues.  Individual issues are listed using the
following format: FYI #2 in 1995 is fyi95.002.txt

The AIP HomePage has a gopher service and an ftp service for FYI,
as well as many other topics of interest to the physics and
astronomy community. 

GOPHER PROGRAM:

Using a gopher program, connect to: gopher.aip.org

Select: AIPINFO - Access FYI Archives.  There is a menu for 1993,
1994, and 1995 issues.  Individual issues are listed using the
above format.

USING FILE TRANSFER PROTOCOL (FTP):

FTP to "ftp.aip.org" (If unfamiliar with ftp, ask your system
administrator.)

Using this FYI issue as an example, follow these steps:

When asked for your name, type: anonymous

When asked for a password, type: your Internet address (e.g.,
doe [at] zzz.org)

At the ftp> prompt, change the directory to the fyi archives by
typing: cd archives/fyi

At the ftp> prompt, change the directory to the appropriate year by
typing: cd 1995

At the ftp> prompt, list filenames available by typing either: ls
OR dir

At the ftp> prompt, to view this FYI, type: get fyi95.002.txt |more

At the ftp> prompt, to scroll this FYI, type: get fyi95.002.txt -

At the ftp> prompt, to transfer this FYI to your home directory,
type: get fyi95.002.txt
 
At the ftp> prompt, terminate the session by typing: quit