Using UUCP and Usenet shows how to communicate with both UNIX and non-UNIX systems, using UUCP and cu or tip. It also shows how to read news, post your own articles, and mail to other Usenet members. This handbook assumes that UUCP and Usenet links to other computer systems have already been established by your system administrator.
Clear enough for a novice, this book is packed with information that even experienced users will find indispensable. Take the mystery out of questions such as why files sent via UUCP don't always end up where you want them, how to find out the status of your file transfer requests, and how to execute programs remotely with uux.
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The animal featured on the cover of Using UUCP and Usenet is a greater kudu, a large African antelope. The greater kudu is distingished by its markings--a tawny red to slaty blue-grey in color with a white stripe along the spine and thin white vertical stripes on its sides. The white markings are offset by a darker mane on the back and a fringe of long hair at the throat. The males have long horns, up to 52 inches in length, which are twisted in a two-turn open spiral. These wary, gentle beasts are found in southern and eastern Africa on brushy plains or in mountainous country where they hide by day, emerging at dawn and dusk to feed.
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Edie Freedman designed this cover and the entire UNIX bestiary that appears on other Nutshell Handbooks. The beasts themselves are adapted from 19th-century engravings from the Dover Pictorial Archive.
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