The exercises in this book are available electronically by FTP and FTPMAIL. Use FTP if you are directly on the Internet. Use FTPMAIL if you are not on the Internet but can send and receive electronic mail to Internet sites. (This includes CompuServe users.)
If you don't have a web browser, you can use the command-line FTP client included with Windows NT (or Windows 95).
ftp ftp.oreilly.comConnected to ftp.oreilly.com. 220 ftp.oreilly.com FTP server (Version 6.34 Thu Oct 22 14:32:01 EDT 1992) ready. Name (ftp.oreilly.com:
anonymous331 Guest login ok, send e-mail address as password. Password:
username@hostnameUse your username and host here 230 Guest login ok, access restrictions apply. ftp>
cd /published/oreilly/nutshell/learning_perlnt250 CWD command successful. ftp>
get README200 PORT command successful. 150 Opening ASCII mode data connection for README (xxxx bytes). 226 Transfer complete. local: README remote: README xxxx bytes received in xxx seconds (xxx Kbytes/s) ftp>
binary200 Type set to I. ftp>
get examples.zip200 PORT command successful. 150 Opening BINARY mode data connection for examples.zip (xxxx bytes). 226 Transfer complete. local: exercises remote: exercises xxxx bytes received in xxx seconds (xxx Kbytes/s) ftp>
quit221 Goodbye. %
FTPMAIL is a mail server available to anyone who can send electronic mail to, and receive electronic mail from, Internet sites. Any company or service provider that allows email connections to the Internet can access FTPMAIL.
You send mail to email@example.com. In the message body, give the FTP commands you want to run. The server will run anonymous FTP for you, and mail the files back to you. To get a complete help file, send a message with no subject and the single word "help" in the body. The following is an example mail message that gets the examples. This command sends you a listing of the files in the selected directory and the requested example files. The listing is useful if you are interested in a later version of the examples.
reply-to username@hostname(Message Body) Where you want files mailed
A signature at the end of the message is acceptable as long as it appears after "quit."