".names" File Example

This section provides an example of .names files used by a Gopher server to build a Gopher menu. Entries in a .names file can be local files, directories or links from other Gopher servers.

Gopher server uses an optional index file called .names to build gopher menus in each document directory. If the .names file does not exist in a directory, Gopher server will build the menu based the list of files and sub directories.

Using .names files will help Gopher server building better Gopher menus. Links to other Gopher servers can also be added in .name files. Here is an example of a .names file:

#
Name=Welcome to the my Gopher server
Path=./welcome.txt
Type=0
Numb=10
#
Name=My tutorial notes
Path=./tutorials
Type=1
Numb=20
#
Name=Computer Papers
Host=gopher.tc.umn.edu
Port=70
Path=1/Computers/Papers
Type=1
Numb=30
#
Name=List of All Gopher Servers
Host=gopher.tc.umn.edu
Port=70
Path=1/Other Gopher and Information Servers
Type=1
Numb=90
#
Name=UofMN Lumina System (telnet) #100
Host=pubinfo.ais.umn.edu
Port=23
Path=
Type=8
Numb=100

Table of Contents

 About This Book

 1957 - FORTRAN Language Developed by IBM

 1970 - UNIX Operating System Developed by AT&T Bell Labs

 1971 - FTP Protocol Created by Abhay Bhushan

 1972 - C Language Developed by Dennis Ritchie

 1976 - vi Text Editor Developed by Bill Joy

 1977 - Apple II Designed by Steve Jobs and Steve Wozniak

 1977 - The Bourne Shell Developed by Stephen Bourne

 1978 - The C Shell Developed by Bill Joy

 1978 - Bash (Bourne-Again Shell) Developed by Brian Fox

 1979 - The Tcsh (TENEX C Shell) Developed by Ken Greer

 1983 - "Sendmail" Mail Transfer Agent Developed by Eric Allman

 1984 - Macintosh Developed by Apple Inc.

 1984 - X Window System Developed a MIT Team

 1991 - WWW (World Wide Web) Developed by Tim Berners-Lee

1991 - Gopher Protocol Created by a University of Minnesota Team

 What Is Gopher?

 Gopher Menu Item Types

 Setting Up a Gopher Server on Linux Systems

".names" File Example

 1995 - Java Language Developed by Sun Microsystems

 1995 - PHP: Hypertext Preprocessor Created by Rasmus Lerdorf

 2002 - .NET Framework Developed by Microsoft

 References

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