Xarchie Sample Session
As an example of how to use xarchie, we will demonstrate
a sample session. In this session, we will find and download
whatever we can find for ImageMagick.
Invoke xarchie by typing xarchie at the Unix prompt.
The application will be launched, displaying the
Under the Settings button, choose Search Type, then highlight
Substr. This specifies a case-insensitive, substring search. This
search takes longer, but is more flexible than the exact search,
which returns files exactly matching your search term.
Place your mouse pointer in the box to the right of the words Search
Term:. You should see a cursor appear in the box. Type in
imagemagick, and press return.
Xarchie will search for matches at the Archie Host site
that is specified under the Settings option, and will display
the sites in the host pane of the browser.
Use the grips to widen the host pane, and the scroll bar to peruse the
list of sites. Find a site in the United States and click on it. This
will display, in the location and file panes of the
browser, the exact locations and file names of the files which match
your search term.
If a specific file in the file pane is not highlighted, click
on one. Now click on the File button of the menu bar, and select
The browser panes will dim, and the status bar will now indicate the
progress of your file transfer. It will show the various ftp commands
sent to open a connection to the specified host, change directories as
necessary, and perform the retrieve. During the actual data transfer,
the status bar will indicate the total file size, and the number of bytes
successfully transferred thus far.
When the status bar indicates Ready again, the transfer is complete.
If you look in the directory from where you invoked xarchie, you will
see the file, in this case ImageMagick-3.0.tar.gz. You may now
use zip and tar to extract the contents of this file, which
often includes README files, manual pages, and source code.
- Under the File button of the menu bar, select Quit to
exit the Xarchie application.
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