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Telehack is a simulation of a stylized ARPANET/Usenet, circa 1985-1990. It is a full multi-user simulation, including thousands of files from the era, a collection of adventure and IF games, a working BASIC interpreter with a library of programs to run, simulated historical users, and more.
Connected to TELEHACK port 36

It is 5:34 pm on Thursday, June  8, 2011 in Mountain View, California, USA.
There are 52 local users. There are 24181 hosts on the network.

  Type ? for a command list.
  Type HELP for a more detailed command listing.
  Type control-C to interrupt any command.

May the command line live forever.

Command, one of the following:
  ac          basic       calc        dir         finger      help
  hosts       ipaddr      joke        login       netstat     newuser
  octopus     ping        rain        score       starwars    telnet
  traceroute  type        usenet      users       zrun

.help
ac <areacode>       lookup an areacode or areacode-prefix
basic               start the basic interpreter
calc [expr]         calculator
dir                 list files
finger              show users on current system
finger <user>       show information about <user>
finger @<host>      show users logged into <host>
help                print this list
hosts               show list of major network hosts
ipaddr              show current ip address
joke                show random joke from unified joke database
login [user]        login or create a new telehack account
netstat             show connected hosts
newuser             create a new telehack account
octopus             octal/hex/binary/ascii key dumper
ping <host>         test a host for availablility
rain                animated raindrops display
score               zrun score leaderboard
starwars            ascii movie
telnet <host>       connect to a remote NETSTAT host for login (try guest)
traceroute <host>   show path to <host>
type <file>         print contents of file
usenet              usenet archive circa 1981-1999
users               show user table
zrun                show list of available z-code games
zrun <game>         run a z-code game

Type ? for a command list at any prompt.
Type ^C to interrupt any command.
Type MORE telehack.txt for more info.

More commands available after login.

/misc | Jun 09, 2011


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