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Amiga FAQ (Frequently asked questions) (Part 4 of 4)

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	Frequently asked questions (FAQ) concerning the Amiga. [4/4]
	------------------------------------------------------------

This is the fourth part of the Amiga-FAQ. It is in Ascii format to be
easily read by everyone. It is also available in AmigaGuide, Dvi and
html (for WWW servers) format as part of the Amiga-FAQ archive.
(File docs/misc/AmigaFAQ.lha on any Aminet site)

Please note the following:

  - Changes since the last posting are marked with a
	!	changed this line/section, respectively
	+	added this line
	<	removed something before this line

  - An index is at the bottom of this part. If this still doesn't help:
    E-mail me, probably I can include an answer into the FAQ.

  - Suggestions, contributions, critics and beer bottles are very
    welcome. :-) Send them to:

	    Ignaz Kellerer
	    Georg-Habel-Str. 11
      81241 Muenchen (Germany)
	    Tel. (+49) 089 / 885147

	    Internet: kellerer@informatik.tu-muenchen.de

===========================(Cut here)=========================================


  Disclaimer

  1 CPU, Custom chips, RAM and other stuff
    1 What are 68EC020, 68EC030 and 68LC040?
    2 What's an FPU?
    3 Can I use a 3.5' HD in my A1200?

  2 The Operating System
    1 Can I use another Kickstart than the builtin?
    2 The Graphical User Interface
    3 What is MUI?
      1 Icon collections and Backgrounds
    4 What is the Amiga equivalent of . (Current directory)?
    5 The PIPE: queue-handler
      1 Using PIPE: in a standard AmigaShell environment
      2 The Pipe command
      3 Pipe command support in AmigaShell
      4 Quick usage guide
      5 Related things
      6 Troubleshooting
    6 ARexx, the program control language

  3 How about Graphics?
    1 What are chunky and planar displays?
    2 What is doublebuffering?
    3 What monitors will work on my Amiga 1200/4000?
    4 How do I switch between PAL and NTSC?

  4 Programming
    1 What documentation do I need as an Amiga programmer?
    2 What is CATS?
    3 Where do I get the Amiga includes?
    4 How do I become a developer?
    5 What compilers (assemblers) are there?
    6 Those never working Esc sequences!
    7 Is it possible to use AmigaBasic on the A1200?
    8 How do I localize my program?
    9 How to obtain a pointer to a console's window
    10 What are pragmas?
    11 My Compiler/Linker is complaining about missing symbol xxx.
    12 Where do I find the function xxx?
    13 The GNU C compiler: general information and installation
      1 Current Version
      2 Requirements
      3 Authors
      4 Sources for Gcc
      5 Inline Headers
      6 Amiga Libraries
      7 Installation
      8 Compiling
      9 How to get help

  5 Applications
    1 Text Editors
    2 What word processors are there?
    3 Desktop Publishing
    4 What is TeX and where can I get it?
    5 Are there any Postscript interpreters?
      1 Amiga Font Formats
      2 Frequently Requested Amiga Fonts
      3 Commercial Font Sources
      4 Non-Latin fonts on the Amiga
      5 Amiga Font Installation
      6 Amiga Font Utilities
      7 Making Outline Fonts
      8 Problems and Possible Solutions
    6 How to deal with Non-Latin texts?
      1 Japanese editors and viewers
      2 Chinese text viewers

  6 Connecting your Amiga to the world

  7 Emulators
    1 Can I run Unix on my Amiga?
    2 Is it possible to use the Amiga as X11 terminal?
    3 Is there a way to start MS-Dos programs?
    4 How to mount MsDos-formatted Syquests on Amiga

  8 Miscellaneous
    1 Is there any unix version of LhA?
    2 What are files ending with ...?
    3 Is there a Stacker-like utility to pack my hard drive?
    4 Where do I get Fish disk xxx?

  9 Where and how do I get software and other informations?
    1 Files and databases on freely distributable software
    2 A collection of tests
    3 Getting files from a FTP server
    4 Getting files from a Mail server
    5 Getting files from a mailbox
    6 The Fish PD series
      1 The Amiga Library disks
      2 The Fresh Fish CD-Roms
    7 How do I Read and write MS-Dos disks?
    8 How do I split large files?
    9 Discussing things
    10 Other FAQ's

  The Amiga-FAQ archive

  Contributions

  Credits

  Index



  8 Miscellaneous
  ***************
  
     This last chapter contains some questions that don't fit in the
  chapters above.
  
  8.1 Is there any unix version of LhA?
  =====================================
  
     See Endings.
  
  8.2 What are files ending with ...?
  ===================================
  
     Most endings on FTP sites or Fish disks tell you that the file is
  compressed and/or is an archive containing more than one file. Some
  programs even archive whole disks. Frequently found endings and
  programs to handle the related files are:
  *.sfx*
       Compressed archives which are included in an executable program:
       Just call the program and it will extract itself (sfx = self
       extract)
  
  *.lha*
  *.lzh*
       Compressed archives; recommended: LhA (`util/arc/LhA_e138.run' on
       Aminet  or Fish disk 715) or Lx (`util/arc/lx100.lha' on Aminet),
       Unix version available (`misc/unix/lha-1.00.tar.Z')
  
  *.dms*
       Disks compressed using DMS (`util/arc/dms111.sfx' on Aminet or
       Fish disk 406)
  
  *.zom*
       Disks compressed using Zoom (`util/arc/Zoom_5.4.lha' on Aminet,
       Fish disk 682); an older version which you probably need for
       uncompressing PasTeX is found on Fish disk 459.
  
  *.zoo*
       Compressed archive; recommended: Zoo (`util/arc/zpp2-10.lzh' on
       Aminet or Fish disk 527)
  
  *.Z*
  *.z*
  *.gz*
       Compressed files; recommended gzip (`util/pack/gzip124x.lha' on
       Aminet), note that this are Unix files in most cases
  
  *.tar*
       Acrhive; recommended: tar (`util/arc/tar.lha' or
       `util/arc/gtar10.lha' on Aminet or Fish disk 445), note that tar is
       a Unix archiver and you often find soething like `.tar.Z'.
  
  *.arj*
       Compressed archive; recommended unarj (`util/arc/unarj-0.5.lha' on
       Aminet)
  
  *.zip*
       Compressed archive; recommended UnZip (`util/arc/unzip-5.1.lha' on
       Aminet), note that this are MS-Dos archives in most cases
  
  8.3 Is there a Stacker-like utility to pack my hard drive?
  ==========================================================
  
     XFH does a good job. It operates as a handler and uses the
  XPK-libraries, so you have different compression modes (RAKE is a good
  choice) and possibly even more in the future. The only disadvantage is,
  that the size of a file is limited by RAM: Don't use it with less than
  2MB of RAM.
  
     XPKDisk by Olaf 'Rhialto' Seibert is another stacker program that
  takes advantage of the variety of XPK libraries available. Unlike other
  harddisk compressors it does not compress the files, but creates a
  pseudo partition and stores the whole tracks as compressed files on
  your harddisk. Its major advantage is that it does not limit the
  maximum file size, because it works similar to trackdisk.device and
  therefore does not need too much temporary storage.
  
     But be careful if you want to use ReOrg on a comprimized partition:
  ReOrg should be set to leave enough memory for the xpkdisk buffers.
  And because of ReOrgs buffering, you can use few buffers for xpkdisk
  (perhaps as few as 2 or 3). Don't use ReOrg if you don't know the
  memory needs of XFH or XPKDisk.
  
     Another possibility is EPU. It's shareware and should offer the same
  as XFH, but without limiting the file size.
  
     Sources: Aminet, directory `util/pack', Fish disks 754 (XFH) and 858
  (EPU)
  
  8.4 Where do I get Fish disk xxx?
  =================================
  
     Those FTP servers have that much space (or a CD-Rom) to have all
  fish disks available online:
       ftp.isca.uiowa.edu      (USA, directory `/amiga/fx/fxxx')
       ftp.hawaii.edu          (USA, directory `/pub/amiga/fish')
       ftp.funet.fi            (Finland, directory `/pub/amiga/fish')
  
  Note that the CD-Rom's are not always mounted. See FTP.
  
     Another possibility would be to ask your local dealer. :-)
  
  9 Where and how do I get software and other informations?
  *********************************************************
  
     Three questions arise in this context: Which programs can be found,
  where are they and how to get them and transfer them home?
  
  9.1 Files and databases on freely distributable software
  ========================================================
  
     Of course you need to know where you find things. Many good choices
  are listed in this paper, as I hope. Other sources are:
  
  *AmigaSciSchool*
       is a list of software and where you find it in Ascii format. It is
       posted monthly to the newsgroups `comp.sys.amiga.applications',
       `comp.unix.amiga', and `news.answers'. Additionally you will find
       it on Aminet sites (`text/doc/AmigaSciSchool-4.01'). It handles
       everything listed here and many more, for example GNU software,
       libraries (linked and shared), shells, Unix commands, educational
       and scientific software and much more.
  
  *FishCon*
       are lists of the Fish disk contents. (`fish/doc/fishcon-???.lzh' on
       Aminet)
  
  *FishXref*
       is a cross reference list of the Fish contents.
       (`fish/doc/fishxref-???.lzh' on Aminet) FishXref and Fishcon are in
       Ascii format.
  
  *KingFisher*
       A Fish disk database, (`fish/doc/Kingfisher1_30.lha', which is the
       program and `fish/doc/KFData850.lha' ,which contains the data, on
       Aminet or Fish disk 863) allows search by name and context. See
       Fish.
  
  9.2 A collection of tests
  =========================
  
     `Comp.sys.amiga.reviews' is a moderated newsgroup where tests of
  soft- and hardware, books and anything else relevant to the Amiga are
  posted. Its always a good idea to check this newsgroup for a review, if
  you are interested in something special. Of course you always find only
  the latest reviews, but the older postings are available per FTP from
  `math.uh.edu', Directory `/pub/Amiga/comp.sys.amiga.reviews' or on the
  Fish CDs.
  
  9.3 Getting files from a FTP server
  ===================================
  
     Things are easy for those who have access to the Internet and a
  program called FTP (File Transfer Program). Nearly all Unix computers
  have it, but not all of them allow the use of FTP.
  
     FTP allows you to gain access to some other machines and store and/or
  retrieve files. Normally one needs an acoount on the remote machine to
  use it, bat a number of machines have a setup that allows everybody to
  log in as the user `ftp' or `anonymous', so anybody may get files from
  them. The most important of this servers are the Aminet servers, which
  mirror each other and hence should have the same files. They are the
  best choice if you are looking for Amiga software. Aminet hosts are
       Land         Name                     IP Adresse      Pfad         Files
       
       USA (MO)     ftp.wustl.edu            128.252.135.4   pub/aminet/    ALL
       USA (CA)     ftp.cdrom.com            192.216.222.5   pub/aminet/   9000
       USA (TX)     ftp.etsu.edu             192.43.199.20   pub/aminet/   5000
       USA (WI)     ftp.netnet.net           198.70.64.3     pub/aminet/  10000
       Scandinavia  ftp.luth.se              130.240.18.2    pub/aminet/  10000
       Switzerland  ftp.eunet.ch             146.228.10.16   pub/aminet/   5500
       Switzerland  ftp.math.ethz.ch         129.132.104.6   pub/aminet/   1000
       Switzerland  litamiga.epfl.ch         128.178.151.32  pub/aminet/    300
       Germany      kelly.uni-paderborn.de   131.234.128.206 pub/aminet/    ALL
       Germany      ftp.uni-paderborn.de     131.234.2.42    pub/aminet/    ALL
       Germany      ftp.uni-stuttgart.de     129.69.18.15    aminet/       4500
       Germany      ftp.uni-erlangen.de      131.188.3.2     pub/aminet/   7000
       Germany      ftp.cs.tu-berlin.de      130.149.17.7    pub/aminet/   4000
       Germany      ftp.tu-chemnitz.de       192.108.33.193  pub/aminet/   4000
       Germany      ftp.fh-augsburg.de       141.82.16.242   pub/aminet/
       Germany      ftp.uni-bremen.de        134.102.228.2   pub/aminet/
       Germany      ftp.uni-oldenburg.de     134.106.40.9    pub/aminet/   2500
       Germany      ftp.uni-kl.de            131.246.9.95    pub/aminet/   1500
       Germany      ftp.uni-trier.de         136.199.8.81    pub/aminet/
       Germany      ftp.uni-siegen.de        141.99.128.1    pub/aminet/   1500
       Germany      ftp.informatik.rwth-aachen.de 137.226.225.3  pub/aminet/
       Germany      ftp.stud.fh-heilbronn.de 141.7.1.41      pub/aminet/    600
       Germany      ftp.rz.uni-wuerzburg.de  132.187.1.2     pub/aminet/    700
       France       ftp.cnam.fr              163.173.128.15  pub/aminet/
       Portugal     ftp.ci.ua.pt             193.136.80.6    pub/aminet/
       UK           ftp.doc.ic.ac.uk         155.198.1.40    pub/aminet/    ALL
       UK           micros.hensa.ac.uk       148.88.8.84     pub/aminet/   8500
     All these mirrors have a directory `/pub/aminet', where you will find
  much stuff. Please use a mirror close to you! Some other important hosts
  are
       ftp.funet.fi             (Finland)
       ftp.isca.uiowa.edu       (USA)
       ftp.hawaii.edu           (USA)
       ftp.cso.uiuc.edu         (USA)
       ftp.dfv.rwth-aachen.de   (Germany)
     Note that grind, aachen and erlangen have the full collection of Fish
  disks available! See Fish disk xxx.  If you don't find a specific file
  on your local mirror, try `ftp.wustl.edu', `ftp.uni-paderborn.de' or
  `ftp.doc.ic.ac.uk'; they keep all files.
  
     To connect to a special host (ftp.uni-erlangen.de for example), you
  should type
       ftp ftp.uni-erlangen.de
  
  The host answers by requesting your login. You should type
       ftp
  
  No you are asked for a password. Please type your Email address here, if
  you have one. If not, use the password ftp.
  
     Now you're inside the host. There is a number of commands you may
  execute here. The most important are:
  *?*
       Prints the help text of the FTP command. Additionally you may type
       *? command* to get information on a special command.
  
  *bin*
       Tells the FTP program that you whish to transfer binary files. It
       is always a good choice to type bin as the very first command!
       Files you load without the bin command can be corrupt.
  
  *get <file>*
       Loads the given file from the host. On most Unix machines you can
       type something like `get file.txt -' or `get file.txt |more' to
       show a text on the screen. Note that there *must not* be any blank
       between the | and the word more!
  
  *mget <pat>*
       Loads the given files. pat may contain Unix style like wildcards.
  
  *put <file>*
  *mput <pat>*
       Like get and mget, but transfer files from you to the remote host.
       This is in most cases not allowed, except for a special directory
       called `incoming'. You can place files here which you want to make
       public.
  
  *cd <dir>*
       Like the usual cd command. The commands get, mget, put, mput, dir
       and ls refer to the current working directory.
  
  *dir [<dir>]*
  *ls [<dir>]*
       Like `list' and `dir' on the Amiga. Note that the FTP-dir
       corresponds to the Amiga-list!
  
  *bye*
       Leaves the FTP program.
  
     When you have used FTP for the first times you will notice, that you
  always begin with executing the same steps:
    1. Type the login (ftp in most cases)
  
    2. Type the password (your mail address in most cases)
  
    3. Enter the bin command
  
    4. Change the current working directory (`/pub/aminet' for example)
          This may get executed automatically. What you need is a file
  called `.netrc' in your home directory. Note that it needs to be
  protected against others! The FTP program doesn't use it, if it can be
  read by anything else than you. (Protection is set using the command
  `chmod go-rwx .netrc'.) The .netrc file contains some entries for your
  most favourite FTP sites, each separated by empy lines. A typicel entry
  may look like this:
       machine ftp.uni-erlangen.de
       login ftp
       password <your mail address> or <ftp>
       macdef init
           bin
           cd pub/aminet
     Note that on some machines it is possible to use the machine name
  `default' which meets all machines not listed in .netrc.
  
  9.4 Getting files from a Mail server
  ====================================
  
     Another way to get files is to use a mail server. This assumes that
  you can send mail to Internet addresses and get mail from Internet
  hosts. It works by sending a mail to the server specifying some
  commands, for example send commands for the files you want. Important
  mail servers are
       ftpmail@decwrl.dec.com
       mailserver@nic.funet.fi
       mailserver@leo.org
       mrcserv@janus.mtroyal.ab.ca
       mail-server@ftp.cs.tu-berlin.de
       mail-server@rtfm.mit.edu
       ftp-mail@uni-paderborn.de
  
  The most important commands are:
  *Help*
       Tells the server that you wish to get an Ascii file containing
       detailed explanation how to use the server.
  
  *Limit <number>*
       Specifys that you wish to get not more than <number> Kbytes per
       mail.  Larger files get splitted into small pieces of at most
       <number> Kbytes which are sent as separate mails each. Note that
       the mails may get larger because of overhead.
  
  *Cwd <dir>*
       Sets the current working directory to <dir>. This directory is
       used by the commands send and dir.
  
  *Index*
       will return a list of files and/or directories that the server
       offers. Note that this may be *very* large!
  
  *Index <item>*
       returns a list of files containing <item> in their names.
  
  *Dir [<dir>]*
       returns a list of the files and directories in the given directory.
  
  *Send <file1> <file2> ... <fileN>*
       Tells the server to send the given files to you.
  
  *Begin*
       Tells the server to ignore all lines above this command.
  
  *End*
       Like Begin, but specifies to ignore the lines below. (A signature
       for example!) A typical session would be to send the following
  mail to the mail server:
       BEGIN
       CD /pub/aminet/util/arc
       SEND LhA_e138.run
       END
  
  9.5 Getting files from a mailbox
  ================================
  
     You also can get files from one of the many BBS's (`Bulletin Board
  System').  Most of these are driven by private users, so there is
  nearly everywhere a mailbox which doesn't cause a too expensive
  telephone bill.
  
     I want to publish a list of all Amiga mailboxes here.  So please
  send to me a list of all mailboxes which are related to the Amiga - in
  any way.  I need all telephone numbers of the boxes and their name.
  Tell me the nation where the box resides and - if possible - some more
  info (Does the box have Aminet or the Fish PD or FRAS?  Is the box
  especially for Amiga users?)
  
     Thanks, Ignaz Kellerer
  
     For a list of mailboxes in Germany or Austria or Switzerland, look
  at the German version of the AmigaFAQ.
  
  9.6 The Fish PD series
  ======================
  
     A very good source is the Fish PD series. One distinguishes between
  the floppy disks and the CD-Roms.
  
  9.6.1 The Amiga Library disks
  -----------------------------
  
     Fred Fish has started in the middle eighties to collect freely
  distributable software on floppy disks. There are 1000 disks and very
  much good stuff on it.  Most Amiga dealers sell them and most magazines
  contain addresses of people mailing them to you for about 3$ per disk
  or less.  Fred Fish has terminated offering software on floppy disks.
  Instead, there is a dealer who offers the new software from the CD-Roms
  on floppy disks.
  
     There are some things which can be found on the Fish disks, but not
  on Aminet.  However, you can get them with FTP. See Fish disk xxx.
  
  9.6.2 The Fresh Fish CD-Roms
  ----------------------------
  
     Fred Fish is going on to offer freely distributable software. But
  now he collects it on CD-Rom's. He releases two different kinds of CD's:
    1. Monthly released disks are divided into roughly three sections:
         1. New material, which includes the material from the new
            unreleased floppy disks as well as material which does not
            appear in the floppy distribution, about 84Mb on the first
            disk.
  
         2. Useful utilities that can be used directly off the CD-ROM if
            desired, thus freeing up the corresponding amount of hard
            disk space (GNU Emacs, Gnu C, GNU C++, Amiga E, PasTeX,
            AmigaGuide, Installer, 2.0 and 3.0-Includes, different
            archivers, tape drivers, the AmiCDROM filesystem and many
            other GNU and BSD tools, ...), about 150Mb on the first disk.
  
         3. Older material from previous released floppy disks or
            CD-ROM's, about 404 Mb on the first disk. (Fish disk 600-910)
  
    2. Disks containing the latest software as well as recent software in
       packed format only. (These are intended to be used for example in
       BBS's.)
          I recommend especially the first kind of Fish CD's. They cost
  about 20$ plus 3$ for shipping (5$ outside USA/Canada/Mexico) and are
  available from
  
       Amiga Library Services
       610 N. Alma School Road, Suite 18
       Chandler, AZ 85224-3687
       U.S.A.
       
       Phone/FAX: (602) 917-0917
  
  9.7 How do I Read and write MS-Dos disks?
  =========================================
  
     No problem for owners of Workbench 2.1 or higher: The program
  CrossDos is part of the Workbench. All you have to do is mounting the
  device `pc0:' by putting it into the drawer `Devs:DOSDrivers' or by
  double-clicking the icon in `Sys:Storage/DOSDrivers'. Ms-Dos disks in
  drive `df0:' can now be handled in the usual manner replacing the word
  `df0:' by `pc0:'. For example the directory can be shown with the
  command dir pc0:.
  
     People still running Workbench 2.0 or lower need a program called
  `MSH'.  You will find this on the Aminet (directory misc/emu) and on
  Fish disk 382.  See Sources. After editing the file `devs:MountList' as
  described in the documentation you have to say Mount msh: in the CLI
  and can now do the same as above replacing the word `pc0:' with `msh:'.
  
  9.8 How do I split large files?
  ===============================
  
     There are some archives which are too large to fit on one disk. To
  transfer them on disks you need to split them into smaller pieces and
  transfer each part on a separate disk. I recommend Martin Schlodder's
  `Splitter'.  (Aminet, `util/misc/splitter_121.lha'. The archive
  contains binaries for MS-DOS and should be compilable without problems
  on any Unix system.
  
  9.9 Discussing things
  =====================
  
     A mailing list is a server that allows to discuss special things via
  Email. The server holds a list of people that are interested in the
  respective topic. For example, the gcc mailing list will discuss bugs,
  new features and other problems of gcc. (see Compilers) If a mail is
  sent to the server from someone he will forward this mail to all the
  other people on the list.
  
     You will be added to the list by sending a mail to the server which
  will usually contain the word `Subscribe' or something similar. Once you
  are no more interested in the mailing list you can unsubscribe.
  
     Unforunately the servers have a different syntax of subscribing and
  unsubscribing. The best way to find how to subscribe is to send a mail
  with the word `Help' to the server. He will reply a mail which should
  explain how to handle this special server.
  
     Some mailing lists are:
       Topic           Server
       
       Amok            listserv@amokle.stgt.sub.org
       Dice            dice-request@castrov.cuc.ab.ca         or
                       dice-request@hactar.hanse.de (Germany)
       gcc             listserv@lists.funet.fi
       Lisp            amigalisp@contessa.phone.net
       Mui             mui-request@taloa.unice.fr
       Oberon-A        oberon-a-request@wossname.apana.org.au
  
  9.10 Other FAQ's
  ================
  
     This is not the only FAQ, of course. Lots of FAQ's are available
  either by being posted to newsgroups or by access via FTP.
  
  *German Amiga-FAQ*
       This is the german translation of the AmigaFAQ you are reading.
       Newsgroups: de.comp.sys.amiga.misc,
       zer.z-netz.rechner.amiga.allgemein HTML:
       `http://www.leo.org/archiv/amiga/misc/amigafaq/' Aminet:
       `docs/misc/AmigaFAQg.lha' Maintainer: Ignaz Kellerer,
       kellerer@informatik.tu-muenchen.de
  
  *Amiga related books FAQ*
       This is a list of books for the Amiga, including short discussions,
       prices and sources. Newsgroups: comp.sys.amiga.misc,
       comp.sys.amiga.introduction, comp.sys.amiga.programmer (monthly)
       HTML: `http://eksl-www.cs.umass.edu/~atkin/amiga/books.faq.html'
       Ftp: rtfm.mit.edu, `pub/usenet/comp.sys.amiga.misc'.  Maintainer:
       Marc Atkin, atkin@cs.umass.edu
  
  *AmiTCP/IP FAQ*
       This is for users of AmiTCP/IP, a set of programs which allows to
       include an Amiga into a TCP/IP network. (Most well known nets,
       Internet for example use TCP/IP.) Newsgroups: comp.sys.amiga.misc,
       comp.sys.amiga.datacomm, comp.sys.amiga.networking (biweekly) Ftp:
       rtfm.mit.edu, pub/usenet/comp.sys.amiga.networking Maintainer:
       Neil J. McRae (atcpfaq@domino.demon.co.uk)
  
  *Amiga Networking FAQ*
       Unlike the AmiTCP/IP FAQ this one wants to cover all aspects of
       networking, including TCP/IP and Envoy.  Newsgroups:
       comp.sys.amiga.datacomm, comp.sys.amiga.hardware Ftp:
       rtfm.mit.edu, pub/usenet/comp.sys.amiga.networking Maintainer:
       Richard Norman (norman@afas.msfc.nasa.gov)
  
  *Point Manager FAQ*
       Networking seems to be quite a problem: This FAQ os for Point
       Manager, a FidoNet-client (so-called points).  Newsgroups:
       comp.sys.amiga.datacomm Ftp: rtfm.mit.edu,
       pub/usenet/comp.sys.amiga.datacomm Maintainer: Eric Krieger
       (pm_faq@quasar.hacktic.nl)
  
  *All about FTP*
       Explains the usage of the file transfer program FTP. See FTP.
       Newsgroups: comp.sys.amiga.misc (monthly) Ftp: Aminet, info/start
       Betreuer: Urban Dominik Mueller (umueller@amiga.icu.net.ch)
  
  The Amiga-FAQ archive
  *********************
  
     The Amiga-FAQ is available in different formats: Ascii format (which
  is posted to the nets) AmigaGuide format (which is the adequate format
  on the Amiga) and in dvi format (to be printed). Additionally there is
  some stuff, that might be useful or interesting, but could not be
  included into the Amiga-FAQ:
       txt/amiga.history       On the Amiga's history
       txt/story.txt           The Commodore story (or: the Tramiel
                               story ;-)
       txt/amiga.newsgroups    Overview on comp.sys.amiga.*
       txt/amiga.sites         List of FTP sites
       txt/AmigaOverview.tex   A short overview on the Amiga-Soft- and
                               Hardware
       txt/Hardware.tips       For those people who can't live without solder
       src/JWSplit.c           The source of a file splitter
       src/JWJoin.c            The opponent to JWSplit
       src/addtoc.c            Utility to add a toc to texinfo-created docs
                               (this document uses it)
       programmers/*           Some stuff for programmers: pragmas, vararg
                               versions of some tag functions and some
                               amiga.lib functions (HookEntry, DoMethod)
  
     I decided to collect these in the Amiga-FAQ archive. It is called
  AmigaFAQ.lha and can be found on Aminet, directory `docs/misc'.
  
  Contributions
  *************
  
     This FAQ can neither get useful nor hit further development without
  your help. Suggestions, contributions, new answers, critics, anything
  is rather welcome.
  
     Please note, that very major subjects are absolutely missing yet:
  Nothing about sound, nothing on graphic cards, no Animation. These are
  some of the Amiga's best points! But I don't know them ... :-(
  
     So grab your keyboard (Your pencil? Well, if there's no other way...)
  and send mail to:
  
             Ignaz Kellerer
             Georg-Habel-Str. 11
       81241 Munich (Germany)
             Tel. (+49) 089 / 885147
       
             Internet: kellerer@informatik.tu-muenchen.de
  
  Credits
  *******
  
     My thanks go to:
  *Reinhard Spisser and Sebastiano Vigna*
       for the Amiga version of texinfo. This is written with it.
  
  *The Free Software Foundation*
       for the original version of texinfo and many other excellent
       programs.
  
  *Dylan McNamee*
       for contributing the sections on Editors, Word Processors, DTP and
       Postscript and some wording fixes.
  
  *Joseph Luk*
       for help in the section on chunky/planar, double buffering and
       PAL/NTSC
  
  *Urban Dominik Mueller*
       for the FAQ on FTP and Mail-servers.
  
  *Lars Hecking (lhecking@nmrc.ucc.ie)*
  *Philippe Brand (phb@colombo.telesys-innov.fr)*
       for the complete gcc part
  
  *Jochen Wiedmann (zrawi01@decap2.zdv.uni-tuebingen.de)*
       for the composition and posting of the Amiga FAQ until July 1994.
  
  Index
  *****
  
  
  
   . (replacement)                        Dot-Replacement
   .arj                                   Endings
   .dms                                   Endings
   .gz                                    Endings
   .lha                                   Endings
   .lzh                                   Endings
   .netrc                                 FTP
   .sfx                                   Endings
   .tar                                   Endings
   .z                                     Endings
   .Z                                     Endings
   .zip                                   Endings
   .zom                                   Endings
   .zoo                                   Endings
   68EC020                                68EC0xx
   68EC030                                68EC0xx
   68LC040                                68EC0xx
   A1200 (HD)                             A1200-HD
   AmiBooksFAQ                            FAQs
   Amiga Library disks                    Fish floppy disks
   Amiga networking FAQ                   FAQs
   Amiga-FAQ archive                      Amiga-FAQ Archive
   AmigaBasic                             AmigaBasic
   AmigaSciSchool                         Infos
   Aminet                                 FTP
   AmiTCP/IP FAQ                          FAQs
   Anonymous                              FTP
   ANS                                    Japanese
   ARexx                                  ARexx
   Assemblers                             Compilers
   AutoDocs                               Includes
   Basic                                  Compilers
   BBS                                    Mailbox
   C                                      Compilers
   C++                                    Compilers
   C-program (gcc)                        Compiling
   Catalog description                    Localizing
   Catalog translation                    Localizing
   Catalogs                               Localizing
   CatComp                                Localizing
   CATS                                   CATS
   Chunky displays                        Chunky vs. Planar
   Commodore, Frankfurt                   Developer
   Commodore, West Chester                CATS
   comp.sys.amiga.reviews                 Reviews
   Compilers                              Compilers
   Console window                         WindowPtr
   Contributions                          Contributions
   Credits                                Credits
   CrossDos                               MS-Dos disks
   Current directory                      Dot-Replacement
   DaggeX                                 X11
   Desktop Publishing                     DTP
   Developer                              Developer
   DoMethod                               Missing functions
   DoSuperMethod                          Missing functions
   Doublebuffering                        Doublebuffering
   DTP                                    DTP
   Editors                                Editors
   Emulators                              Emulators
   endings                                Endings
   Enforcer                               68EC0xx
   Esc sequences                          Printer control
   FAQ's, others                          FAQs
   FD-files                               Pragmas
   fd2pragma                              Pragmas
   file endings                           Endings
   Fish CD-Rom                            Fish CD
   Fish disks                             Fish disk xxx
   Fish floppy disks                      Fish floppy disks
   Fish PD                                Fish
   FishCon                                Infos
   FishXref                               Infos
   FlexCat                                Localizing
   Forth                                  Compilers
   Fortran                                Compilers
   FPU                                    FPU
   Fresh Fish CD-Rom                      Fish CD
   FTP servers                            FTP
   GadTools                               MUI
   Gcc                                    The GNU C compiler
   gcc-amiga-libraries                    Amiga Libraries
   gcc-authors                            Authors
   gcc-compiling                          Compiling
   gcc-current                            Current Version
   gcc-how-to-get-help                    How to get help
   gcc-inline-headers                     Inline Headers
   gcc-installation                       Installation
   gcc-requirements                       Requirements
   gcc-sources                            Sources for Gcc
   GfxBase                                X11
   GigaMem                                68EC0xx
   Graphics                               Graphics
   GUI                                    Workbench
   Guo Biao                               Chinese
   HD (A1200)                             A1200-HD
   HD compression                         HD-Compression
   Hirsch & Wolf                          CATS
   history                                Amiga-FAQ Archive
   HookEntry                              Missing functions
   HZview                                 Chinese
   IBM emulator                           IBM-compatibles
   Icons                                  Icons
   Includes                               Includes
   JemTeX                                 Japanese
   JIStoJi                                Japanese
   jmore                                  Japanese
   Kanji                                  Japanese
   KingFisher                             Infos
   KitCat                                 Localizing
   LibAllocPooled                         Missing functions
   Linux                                  Unix
   Lisp                                   Compilers
   locale.library                         Localizing
   Localizing                             Localizing
   MagicWB                                Icons
   Mail-server                            Mail
   mailbox                                Mailbox
   Mailing lists                          Mailing lists
   MakeCat                                Localizing
   Memory, virtual                        68EC0xx
   Missing functions                      Missing functions
   MMU                                    68EC0xx
   Modula-2                               Compilers
   Monitors                               Monitors
   MS-Dos (emulator)                      IBM-compatibles
   MS-Dos (Syquest)                       MsDos-Syquest
   MS-Dos disks                           MS-Dos disks
   Msh                                    MS-Dos disks
   MUI                                    MUI
   Multiscan                              Monitors
   MWB                                    Icons
   NDA                                    Developer
   NDK                                    Includes
   NDU                                    Includes
   NDUK                                   Includes
   NetBSD                                 Unix
   NewIcons                               Icons
   NTSC                                   PAL-NTSC
   Oberon                                 Compilers
   Oberon-A                               Compilers
   packers                                Endings
   packers on Unix                        Endings
   Page Layout Languages                  Word Processors
   PAL                                    PAL-NTSC
   Pascal                                 Compilers
   Pipe (command)                         Pipe command
   PIPE:                                  Pipe
   Planar displays                        Chunky vs. Planar
   Point manager FAQ                      FAQs
   Postscript                             Postscript
   pragmas                                Pragmas
   Printer control                        Printer control
   Prolog                                 Compilers
   Queue-handler                          Pipe
   Reviews                                Reviews
   RKMs                                   Manuals
   Rom Kernel manuals                     Manuals
   Splitting files                        Splitting
   Stacker                                HD-Compression
   Syquest                                MsDos-Syquest
   TeX                                    TeX
   Text Editors                           Editors
   Unix                                   Unix
   Unix-LhA                               Unix-LhA
   VGA                                    Monitors
   Word Processors                        Word Processors
   Workbench                              Workbench
   Wysiwyg                                Word Processors
   X11                                    X11
   XFH                                    HD-Compression
   XPK                                    HD-Compression
   _mchar                                 _mchar
   _pchar                                 Pipe command
  

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