[Twisted-Python] A real Newbie question - how to get started

Itamar Shtull-Trauring itamar at itamarst.org
Tue Nov 11 22:31:39 EST 2003

On Tue, 11 Nov 2003 15:18:06 +0000
Graham Hansell <graham at hansell.co.uk> wrote:

> I am looking to start doing simple (spider) based web clients but
> really would like a guide or tutorial before jsut spending hours
> pulling my hair out. Where do you advise me to go. I have had a look
> at the Tutorial on Finger but this seems like a major development in
> an area I don't even understand.

Finger is trivial. It asks a remote server for info about a user.

E.g. "finger foo at example.com" at a unix command line will ask
example.com, using the finger protocol, for foo's info, whatever that
is. Typically a finger server will return contents of the file ".plan"
from the user's home directory.

Itamar Shtull-Trauring    http://itamarst.org/
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