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From: aem@mthvax.cs.miami.edu (a.e.mossberg)
Subject: Re: HB archives
Date: 1990-01-26 22:39:41 GMT

In HOMEBREW Digest #345, boubez@bass.rutgers.edu (Toufic Boubez) asks:

>I have tried several times to recall a digest from the archives, to
>no avail. I don't know if I'm doing it right, but here are two of the
>different ways I tried:
>
> send 329 from homebrew
> send 239 from homebrew-new
>
>Does anyone have any advice for me? Thanks.

Well, the first won't work because 329 is not in an archive of it's own. Issues
that are not current are stored in monthly archive. Thus, if you want 329, you
would need to send the message

send 8912.shar from homebrew

likewise, the second request you example won't work because 239 is not a current
issue. Only the current month's issues are available individually from
homebrew-new, for instance, you could send

send 346 from homebrew-new

to get this very issue. Neat, huh? Anyway, if my instructions in the index
for homebrew aren't clear, I would welcome an improved version.

aem

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