Unix Gopher Quick Reference
Gopher is a menu driven electronic document distribution system that
accesses information and other resources both locally and world-wide.
This information could be documents, information systems, Telnet sessions
to libraries and other resources, FTP sites, and searches like Archie,
Jughead, and Veronica. Gopher allows you to navigate through a universe
of information without needing to know how to connect to each Gopher
To start using Gopher, type "gopher" at the shell prompt (usually the
$) and press the Enter key. The main Gopher menu will be displayed. The
first time you run Gopher, a copyright notice will be displayed. Press
Enter to get to the main menu.
A directory is identified by a / at the end of a menu line; a file, by a
period. Move to the menu item you want to enter using the UP and DOWN
arrow keys. Then press the Enter key to move into the file or next lower
[Main gopher menu displayed here.]
Type ? for help, q to quit
A list of the commands available in Gopher can be displayed by pressing
the question mark (?) key. Most Gopher commands can be entered by
typing either a letter or a number.
There are two on-line course dealing with Gopher in Gopher. From the main
menu, choose About Gopher And Gopher In General; now choose Gopher
Lessons From Roadmap and/or A Course -- Let's Go Gopherin'.
Type the letter "q" or press the LEFT arrow key from within any file to
return to a menu. Type the letter "q" from any menu to exit Gopher.
You will be asked if you are sure you want to exit Gopher. If you do,
press the Enter key. You should now be back to the shell prompt.
[Some Gopher menu displayed here.]
Really exit Gopher [y/n] ? y