Users who do not have X Windows may use netlibget, a TCP/IP command-line interface to the Xnetlib servers. This command-line client is included with the Xnetlib release. To build it from the Xnetlib source, type the following:
make -f Makefile.std netlibget
Index files retrieved by netlibget should not be used by the Xnetlib X client, since they lack certain header information that the Xnetlib client expects.
Running netlibget without any options will display the following usage message:
usage: netlibget [-v|-q] [-e your_email_address] [-s server[+port]] [-d|-k|-w] file or key -d to get dependent files -k for keyword search -ko for keyword-or search -ka for keyword-and search -w for whois search -v for verbose; -q for quiet
For example, to retrieve dgeco.f from linpack with dependent routines, type the following:
netlibget -d linpack/dgeco.f
For a keyword-or or keyword-and search, the list of keywords should be enclosed in single quotes. For example, to search for files whose descriptions contain the words condition and number, type the following:
netlibget -ka 'condition number'