Joining and Using the ISU Linux Mailing List


List Charter (of sorts):


To Subscribe to the List:

  1. Issue the chlist command from the vincent% prompt as follows:
    
        vincent% chlist  linux  -a   username
        WARNING: Updates to mailing lists and changes to pobox occur daily at
        5 am and midnight.  Use -q or -quiet to suppress this message.
        vincent%
      
    Fill in your Project Vincent username for username. Only people with Project Vincent accounts can join this list. When you issue the command, you will get the WARNING message. This message reminds you that you will not begin receiving mail from the list until midnight or 5:00 am of the following morning.

To Send Mail to the List:

  1. Enter a mailer program (i.e., comp, mail, easy, dxmail, etc.).
  2. On the To: line, enter: linux@iastate.edu
    Then simply type up your message and send it as normal. Do not worry when you get a copy of the email that you just sent. Unless otherwise noted in the message, it did not get returned to you due to an error. All members of the list will receive the message, including you.

To Unsubscribe from the List:

  1. Issue the chlist command from the vincent% prompt as follows:
    
        vincent% chlist  linux  -d   username
        WARNING: Updates to mailing lists and changes to pobox occur daily at
        5 am and midnight.  Use -q or -quiet to suppress this message.
        vincent%
      
    The same instructions apply here as above in the case of joining the list. When you issue the command, you will get the WARNING message. This message reminds you that you will not stop receiving mail from the list until midnight or 5:00 am of the following morning.

Send questions to mystify@iastate.edu
Last modified: 7/12/96