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the gopher protocol was created in 1991. it didn't survive long due to draconic licensing.

we're trying to keep this cool corner of the web alive.

# user gopher#

main gopher page: gopher:// serves user gopherholes from your ~/public_gopher directory.

to get listed on the main gophermap, make some changes to your root gophermap. the root gophermap diffs against the default gophermap that was included with your account.

if a file called gophermap exists in the directory you're currently browsing to in gopher, it will get processed and displayed.
see this example for more information on file types and special chars.

one of the coolest item types supported in gophernicus is = which allows you to include other gophermaps or the output of executables.

you can even make your whole gophermap executable and it will be run through whatever interpreter you specify in the shebang.

browse gopher-sites#

if you're currently connected from a shell, you can use the following browser.

  • lynx
    • lynx gopher://
  • vf1
    • vf1 gopher://
  • bombadillo
    • bombadillo gopher://

if you want to access the gophersite in your public_gopher dir, use the following link structure:   gopher://

otherwise, you can use our http proxy to browse the gophernet.