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Subject: GNU Emacs Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ), part diffs/5

This article was archived around: 10 Feb 1999 20:10:02 +0200

All FAQs in Directory: GNU-Emacs-FAQ
All FAQs posted in: gnu.emacs.help, comp.emacs
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Archive-name: GNU-Emacs-FAQ/diffs
--- /home/reuven/Text/GNU-Emacs/Finals/final:98-11-15 Sun Nov 15 12:38:12 1998 +++ /home/reuven/Text/GNU-Emacs/Finals/final:99-02-10 Wed Feb 10 19:49:55 1999 @@ -272,7 +272,7 @@ prefer to read the FAQ in a single file, see question 22. ------------------------------------------------------------ - Time-stamp: <1998-11-15 12:37:16 reuven> + Time-stamp: <1999-02-10 18:44:04 reuven> Notation Used in FAQ @@ -469,9 +469,11 @@ years, although there may be some unintentional gaps in coverage. The archive is not particularly well organized or easy to retrieve individual postings from, but pretty much everything is there. The latest archives - are available at + are supposed to be available at - ftp://ftp.gnu.org/pub/gnu/MailingListArchives/current + ftp://ftp-mailing-list-archives.gnu.org/ + + although as of this writing, this ftp site is not yet working. Web-based Usenet search services, such as DejaNews, also archive the gnu.* groups. You can reach DejaNews at @@ -629,7 +631,7 @@ format. Texinfo source for the manual (along with pregenerated Info files) is available at - ftp://ftp.gnu.org/pub/gnu/elisp-manual-20-2.5.tar.gz + ftp://ftp.gnu.org/pub/gnu/emacs/elisp-manual-20-2.5.tar.gz and all mirrors of ftp.gnu.org (See question 92 for a list). See question 17 if you want to install the Info files, or question 18 if you @@ -646,7 +648,7 @@ using the stand-alone "makeinfo" program, available as part of the latest Texinfo package at - ftp://ftp.gnu.org/pub/gnu/texinfo-3.12.tar.gz + ftp://ftp.gnu.org/pub/gnu/texinfo/texinfo-3.12.tar.gz and all mirrors of ftp.gnu.org (see question 92 for a list). @@ -732,7 +734,7 @@ * Xinfo, a stand-alone version of the Info program that runs under X Windows. You can get it at - ftp://ftp.gnu.org/pub/gnu/xinfo-1.01.01.tar.gz + ftp://ftp.gnu.org/pub/gnu/xinfo/xinfo-1.01.01.tar.gz and all mirrors of ftp.gnu.org (See question 92 for a list). @@ -823,11 +825,9 @@ release has been part of the Emacs distribution as etc/FAQ (see question 4). - * Via the World Wide Web. Point your favorite Web browser at: - - http://www.geek-girl.com/emacs/faq/index.html + * Via the World Wide Web. A hypertext version is available at - This is an old version, but it works. + http://www.lerner.co.il/emacs/ * Via anonymous ftp and e-mail from rtfm.mit.edu (and its mirror in Europe), the main repository for FAQs and other items posted to @@ -2124,13 +2124,13 @@ available. On ftp.gnu.org, the main GNU distribution site, sources are available at - ftp://ftp.gnu.org/pub/gnu/emacs-20.3.tar.gz + ftp://ftp.gnu.org/pub/gnu/emacs/emacs-20.3.tar.gz The above will obviously change as new versions of Emacs come out. For instance, when Emacs 20.4 is released, it will most probably be available at - ftp://ftp.gnu.org/pub/gnu/emacs-20.4.tar.gz + ftp://ftp.gnu.org/pub/gnu/emacs/emacs-20.4.tar.gz Again, you should use one of the mirror sites in question 92 (and adjust the URL accordingly) so as to reduce load on ftp.gnu.org. @@ -2282,7 +2282,7 @@ lisp-dir-apropos RET ange-ftp RET" produces this output: GNU Emacs Lisp Code Directory Apropos -- "ange-ftp" - "~/" refers to archive.cis.ohio-state.edu:pub/gnu/emacs/elisp-archive/ + "~/" refers to archive.cis.ohio-state.edu:pub/elisp-archive/ ange-ftp (4.18) 15-Jul-1992 Andy Norman, <ange@hplb.hpl.hp.com> @@ -2317,20 +2317,9 @@ If you find Emacs Lisp code that doesn't appear in the LCD, please submit a copy to the LCD (see question 91). - You can access the Emacs Lisp Archive at the following sites: + You can access the Emacs Lisp Archive at: - ftp://archive.cis.ohio-state.edu/pub/gnu/emacs/elisp-archive/ - ftp://calypso-2.oit.unc.edu/pub/gnu/elisp-archive/ - ftp://faui43.informatik.uni-erlangen.de/pub/gnu/elisp-archive/ - ftp://ftp.cs.umn.edu/pub/elisp-archive/ - ftp://ftp.diku.dk/pub/elisp-archive/ - ftp://ftp.uni-mainz.de/pub/gnu/elisp-archive/ - ftp://ftp.uu.net/packages/gnu/emacs-lisp/ - ftp://gatekeeper.dec.com/pub/GNU/elisp-archive/ - ftp://nic.funet.fi/pub/gnu/emacs/elisp-archive/ - ftp://nic.switch.ch/mirror/elisp-archive/ - ftp://quepasa.cs.tu-berlin.de/pub/gnu/elisp/ - ftp://src.doc.ic.ac.uk/gnu/EmacsBits/elisp-archive/ + ftp://archive.cis.ohio-state.edu/pub/emacs-lisp/ Retrieve and read the file README first. @@ -2363,61 +2352,9 @@ Read the files etc/DISTRIB and etc/FTP for more information. - The following sites are all mirror images of the GNU distribution area: + A list of sites mirroring ftp.gnu.org can be found at - ASIA: ftp://cair.kaist.ac.kr/pub/gnu, - ftp://ftp.nectec.or.th/pub/mirrors/gnu, - ftp://utsun.s.u-tokyo.ac.jp/ftpsync/prep, - ftp://ftp.cs.titech.ac.jp/pub/gnu - - AUSTRALIA: ftp://archie.au/gnu (archie.oz or archie.oz.au for ACSnet) - - AFRICA: ftp://ftp.sun.ac.za/pub/gnu - - EUROPE: ftp://ftp.denet.dk/pub/gnu, - ftp://ftp.funet.fi/pub/gnu, - ftp://ftp.informatik.rwth-aachen.de/pub/gnu, - ftp://ftp.informatik.tu-muenchen.de/pub/comp/gnu, - ftp://ftp.luth.se/pub/unix/gnu, - ftp://ftp.stacken.kth.se/pub/gnu, - ftp://ftp.win.tue.nl/pub/gnu, - ftp://isy.liu.se/pub/gnu, - ftp://nic.switch.ch/mirror/gnu, - ftp://archive.eu.net/pub/gnu, - ftp://ftp.eunet.ch/software/gnu, - ftp://ftp.ieunet.ie/pub/gnu, - ftp://ftp.mcc.ac.uk/pub/gnu, - ftp://ftp.sunet.se:/pub/gnu, - ftp://ftp.univ-lyon1.fr/pub/gnu, - ftp://irisa.irisa.fr/pub/gnu, - ftp://src.doc.ic.ac.uk/gnu, - ftp://unix.hensa.ac.uk/pub/uunet/systems/gnu - - SOUTH AMERICA: ftp.unicamp.br:/pub/gnu - - WESTERN CANADA: ftp.cs.ubc.ca:/mirror2/gnu - - USA: ftp://col.hp.com/mirrors/gnu, - ftp://f.ms.uky.edu/pub3/gnu, - ftp://ftp.cs.columbia.edu/archives/gnu/prep, - ftp://ftp.digex.net/pub/gnu, - ftp://ftp.hawaii.edu/mirrors/gnu, - ftp://ftp.kpc.com/pub/mirror/gnu, - ftp://ftp.uu.net/systems/gnu, - ftp://gatekeeper.dec.com/pub/GNU, - ftp://jaguar.utah.edu/gnustuff, - ftp://labrea.stanford.edu/pub/gnu, - ftp://mrcnext.cso.uiuc.edu/pub/gnu, - ftp://vixen.cso.uiuc.edu/gnu, - ftp://wuarchive.wustl.edu/systems/gnu - - The directory at ftp.uu.net is a mirror of ftp.gnu.org except that files - larger than one megabyte are split into multiple parts. If you have - trouble transferring large files, you should try that site. A file - normally named "XXX" is split into files XXX-split/part[0-9][0-9], and - there will be a file named XXX-split/README which contains the list of - parts (especially helpful when FTP-ing by e-mail), their checksums, and - reassembly instructions. + http://www.gnu.org/order/ftp.html 93: What is the difference between Emacs and XEmacs (formerly "Lucid Emacs")? @@ -2450,7 +2387,7 @@ The latest version of XEmacs as of this writing is 20.4; you can get it at - ftp://ftp.xemacs.org/pub/xemacs/xemacs-20.4.tar.gz + ftp://ftp.xemacs.org/pub/tux/xemacs/xemacs-20.4/xemacs-20.4.tar.gz More information about XEmacs, including a list of frequently asked questions (FAQ), is available at @@ -2466,12 +2403,10 @@ ftp://ftp.simtel.net/pub/simtelnet/gnu/djgpp/v2gnu/emacs.README - And the binary itself is available in the files - - ftp://ftp.simtel.net/pub/simtelnet/gnu/djgpp/v2gnu/em1934*.zip + And the binary itself is available in the files em1934*.zip in the + directory - where * indicates that you should retrieve all of the files beginning - with "em1934" and ending with "zip". + ftp://ftp.simtel.net/pub/simtelnet/gnu/djgpp/v2gnu/ If you prefer to compile Emacs for yourself, you will need a 386 (or better) processor, and are running MS-DOS 3.0 or later. According to Eli @@ -2530,7 +2465,7 @@ Emacs 19.33 is ported for emx on OS/2 2.0 or 2.1, and is available at: - ftp://hobbes.nmsu.edu/os2/unix/apps/emacs/v.19.33/ + ftp://hobbes.nmsu.edu/pub/os2/apps/editors/emacs/v19.33/ 97: Where can I get Emacs for my Atari ST? @@ -2591,7 +2526,7 @@ Java code. You can get the latest version from the Emacs Lisp Archive; see question 90 for details. A FAQ for cc-mode is available at - http://www.python.org/ftp/emacs/cc-mode.html/Top.html + http://www.python.org/emacs/cc-mode/ 103: What is the IP address of XXX.YYY.ZZZ? @@ -2622,9 +2557,9 @@ 104: VM (View Mail) -- another mail reader within Emacs, with MIME support Author: Kyle Jones <kyle@uunet.uu.net> - Latest version: 6.62 + Latest version: 6.67 Anonymous FTP: - ftp://ftp.uu.net/networking/mail/vm/vm.tar.gz + ftp://ftp.wonderworks.com/pub/vm/vm.tar.gz Newsgroups and mailing lists: Informational newsgroup/mailing list: gnu.emacs.vm.info (newsgroup) @@ -2655,7 +2590,7 @@ Author: Dave Gillespie <daveg@csvax.cs.caltech.edu> Latest version: 2.02f Anonymous FTP: - ftp://ftp.gnu.org/pub/gnu/calc-2.02f.tar.gz + ftp://ftp.gnu.org/pub/gnu/calc/calc-2.02f.tar.gz NOTE: Unlike Wolfram Research, Dave has never threatened to sue anyone for having a program with a similar command language to Calc. :-) @@ -2674,7 +2609,7 @@ Author: Aamod Sane <sane@cs.uiuc.edu> Latest version: 4.3 Anonymous FTP: - ftp://archive.cis.ohio-state.edu/pub/gnu/emacs/elisp-archive/modes/vip-mode.tar.Z + ftp://archive.cis.ohio-state.edu/pub/emacs-lisp/modes/vip-mode.tar.Z 108: AUC TeX -- enhanced LaTeX mode with debugging facilities @@ -2688,7 +2623,7 @@ auc-tex@iesd.auc.dk (for submissions) auc-tex_mgr@iesd.auc.dk (auc-tex development team) World Wide Web: - http://www.iesd.auc.dk/~amanda/auctex/ + http://sunsite.auc.dk/auctex/ 109: BBDB -- personal Info Rolodex integrated with mail/news readers @@ -2723,9 +2658,9 @@ 111: W3-mode -- A World Wide Web browser inside of Emacs Author: Bill Perry <wmperry@spry.com> - Latest version: 4.0pre.23 + Latest version: 4.0pre.39 Anonymous FTP: - ftp://ftp.cs.indiana.edu/pub/elisp/w3/.betas/w3.tar.gz + ftp://ftp.cs.indiana.edu/pub/elisp/w3/w3.tar.gz Mailing lists: w3-announce-request@indiana.edu (to get announcements of new versions) w3-beta-request@indiana.edu (for beta-testers of new versions) @@ -2743,9 +2678,9 @@ Authors: Patrick J. LoPresti <patl@lcs.mit.edu> and Jin S. Choi <jin@atype.com> Maintainer: Len Budney <lbudney@pobox.com> - Latest version: 3.4 + Latest version: 3.5.1 Anonymous FTP: - http://www.nb.net/~lbudney/linux/software/mailcrypt/mailcrypt-3.5b6.tar.gz + http://www.nb.net/~lbudney/linux/software/mailcrypt/mailcrypt-3.5.1.tar.gz World Wide Web: http://www.nb.net/~lbudney/linux/software/mailcrypt.html @@ -3227,10 +3162,6 @@ Enhancement of Emacs. See question 84 for information on where to find and download Emacs. - The original MULE is available at - - ftp://sh.wide.ad.jp/JAPAN/mule/mule-19.33-delta.tar.gz - 137: Where is an Emacs that can handle Semitic (right-to-left) alphabets? Emacs 20 supports Hebrew characters (ISO 8859-8), but does not yet @@ -3539,7 +3470,8 @@ Look for the Gnus FAQ, available at - http://www.miranova.com/~steve/gnus-faq.html + http://www.ccs.neu.edu/software/contrib/gnus/ + ------------------------------------------------------------ Copyright 1994-1998 Reuven M. Lerner