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From: "Dennis R dot Sherman" <dennis_sherman at unc dot edu>
Subject: ADMIN: The list has moved!
Date: Apr 29 1998 5:05PM
The sybperl-l mailing list has moved!
Thanks to Marco Hernandez and the nice folks at CREN, this list is
now hosted by ListProc at cren.net. There is a forward in place from
the old list to the new, but that won't last forever. Make what
changes you need to your aliases so you use the new address.
Archives will be available via a web interface soon, probably over
the weekend. The old archives are still available, and anything
posted on the new list will be in the new archives.
Marco and I have moved all the subscribers from the old list to the
new, we hope transparently. Had you subscribed normally, you would
have received this message:
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lines, but each line should end with the character & (ampersand). For
example, here are two separate requests:
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The ampersands in the above example are immediately followed by
carriage returns. The above requests are equivalent to:
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You may change it by sending the following request to
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comment. You can then get any logs with the GET request. For example,
if you wish to get log9611 you may send the following request to
get SYBPERL-L log9611
Here we assume log9611 is the name of the log. Log names may not
necessarily be uniform.
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Welcome to the Sybperl-L mailing list.
This list exists to facilitate discussion of and support for
Sybperl. Sybperl is an extension to the perl programming language
that allows direct access to a Sybase database.
For more information about Sybperl, see the home page of its author,
Michael Peppler, at
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This list is for technical discussion of Sybperl. Off-topic posts
(in the opinion of the listowners) are cause for removal from the
list. This hasn't been a problem so far, let's keep it that way.
Please check these resources for the answer to your question before
The Sybperl FAQ at
The Sybperl manual, should be on your system with Sybperl, or at
For perl questions that are not specifically Sybperl, consult the
Dennis R. Sherman Triangle Research Libraries Network
email@example.com Univ. of North Carolina - Chapel Hill