A brief description, including a sample entry, is given in Bradshaw's Home Page: the Introduction is a self-contained "users' manual". The manual is also available in TeX format for downloading. Note that the files do not have HTML formatting instructions (in particular, there are no "return to" buttons, so the "BACK" button on the browser must be used) and they are intended for downloading rather than on-line browsing. The annual files are typically somewhat over 100 kbytes each. The sorted files vary greatly, 12 of them being over 100 kbytes, with refs240 and refs250 both over 250 kbytes. The lengths are given in the file length, which is just the result of "ls -l r*"
There are three main options for downloading:
(i) copy the concatenation of the annual files with a dummy line "######..." between each (quickest, but the file is over 2MB long and therefore inconvenient to search)
(ii) copy some or all of the individual annual files, ref00, ref01, ref02, ref73, ref80, ref81, ref82, ref83, ref84, ref85, ref86, ref87, ref88, ref89, ref90, ref91, ref92, ref93, ref94, ref95, ref96, ref97, ref98 ref99 It will be observed that the filenames suffer from Y2K trouble ("ref00" is the annual file for 2000 AD). The "r" file is in proper date order, however, with the exception of the entries from ref73 which are references to complex flows (index category 40. and higher), and are grouped under each category in alphabetical order of first authors.
(iii) copy some or all of the "sorted" files with names "refsddd", where "ddd" is the index category. These are listed in the Introduction . An alternative is to generate them from the downloaded annual files using the "sortweb" utility (see below).
Several Unix utility listings are available in the Introduction :- (a) "sortweb" for generating the sorted files from the annual files, starting by concatenating them, (b) "pb" for searching all the annual files for a keyword (c) "bp" searching a given file for a keyword. "pb" and "bp" write to "standard output" (the screen) unless redirected. These utilities use the nawk programming language but should be compatible with other versions such as gawk: they can be run under MS-DOS or Windows using the "MKS tools" utilities mentioned in the Introduction . They cannot be run from the Web but have world execute permission for vk users.
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