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META-FAQ for the Z Shell
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The latest version of this META-FAQ can be found at any of the FTP sites
listed below.

Author
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Zsh was originally written by Paul Falstad <pf@zsh.org>.
Zsh is now maintained by the members of the zsh-workers mailing
list <zsh-workers@zsh.org>.  The development is currently
coordinated by Peter Stephenson <pws@zsh.org>.  The coordinator
can be contacted at <coordinator@zsh.org>, but matters relating to
the code should generally go to the mailing list.

Availability
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Zsh is available from the following anonymous FTP sites.  These mirror
sites are kept frequently up to date.  The sites marked with (H) may be
mirroring ftp.cs.elte.hu instead of the primary site.

      Primary site
            ftp://ftp.zsh.org/pub/zsh/
            http://www.zsh.org/pub/zsh/

      Australia
            ftp://ftp.zsh.org/pub/zsh/
            http://www.zsh.org/pub/zsh/

      Finland
            ftp://ftp.funet.fi/pub/unix/shells/zsh/

      Germany
            ftp://ftp.fu-berlin.de/pub/unix/shells/zsh/  (H)
            ftp://ftp.gmd.de/packages/zsh/
            ftp://ftp.uni-trier.de/pub/unix/shell/zsh/

      Hungary
            ftp://ftp.cs.elte.hu/pub/zsh/
            http://www.cs.elte.hu/pub/zsh/
            ftp://ftp.kfki.hu/pub/packages/zsh/

      Israel
            ftp://ftp.math.technion.ac.il/pub/zsh/
            http://www.math.technion.ac.il/pub/zsh/

      Japan
            ftp://ftp.win.ne.jp/pub/shell/zsh/

      Korea
            ftp://linux.sarang.net/mirror/system/shell/zsh/

      Netherlands
            ftp://ftp.demon.nl/pub/mirrors/zsh/

      Norway
            ftp://ftp.uit.no/pub/unix/shells/zsh/

      Poland
            ftp://sunsite.icm.edu.pl/pub/unix/shells/zsh/

      Romania
            ftp://ftp.roedu.net/pub/mirrors/ftp.zsh.org/pub/zsh/
            ftp://ftp.kappa.ro/pub/mirrors/ftp.zsh.org/pub/zsh/

      Slovenia
            ftp://ftp.siol.net/mirrors/zsh/

      Sweden
            ftp://ftp.lysator.liu.se/pub/unix/zsh/

      UK
            ftp://ftp.net.lut.ac.uk/zsh/
            ftp://sunsite.org.uk/packages/zsh/

      USA
            http://zsh.open-mirror.com/

The up-to-date source code is available via anonymous CVS and Git from
Sourceforge.  See http://sourceforge.net/projects/zsh/ for details.
A summary of instructions for the CVS and Git archives can be found at
http://zsh.sourceforget.net/.


Mailing Lists
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Zsh has 3 mailing lists:

      <zsh-announce@zsh.org>
            Announcements about releases, major changes in the shell and the
            monthly posting of the Zsh FAQ.  (moderated)

      <zsh-users@zsh.org>
            User discussions.

      <zsh-workers@zsh.org>
            Hacking, development, bug reports and patches.

To subscribe or unsubscribe, send mail
to the associated administrative address for the mailing list.

      <zsh-announce-subscribe@zsh.org>
      <zsh-users-subscribe@zsh.org>
      <zsh-workers-subscribe@zsh.org>

      <zsh-announce-unsubscribe@zsh.org>
      <zsh-users-unsubscribe@zsh.org>
      <zsh-workers-unsubscribe@zsh.org>

YOU ONLY NEED TO JOIN ONE OF THE MAILING LISTS AS THEY ARE NESTED.
All submissions to zsh-announce are automatically forwarded to
zsh-users.  All submissions to zsh-users are automatically
forwarded to zsh-workers.

If you have problems subscribing/unsubscribing to any of the mailing
lists, send mail to <listmaster@zsh.org>.  The mailing lists are
maintained by Karsten Thygesen <karthy@kom.auc.dk>.

The mailing lists are archived; the archives can be accessed via the
administrative addresses listed above.  There is also a hypertext
archive, maintained by Geoff Wing <gcw@zsh.org>, available at
http://www.zsh.org/mla/.

The Zsh FAQ
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Zsh has a list of Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ), maintained by
Peter Stephenson <pws@zsh.org>.  It is regularly posted to the
newsgroup comp.unix.shell and the zsh-announce mailing list.
The latest version can be found at any of the Zsh FTP sites, or at
http://www.zsh.org/FAQ/.  The contact address for FAQ-related matters
is <faqmaster@zsh.org>.

The Zsh Web Page
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Zsh has a web page which is located at http://www.zsh.org/.  This is
maintained by Karsten Thygesen <karthy@zsh.org>, of SunSITE Denmark.
The contact address for web-related matters is <webmaster@zsh.org>.

The Zsh Userguide
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A userguide is currently in preparation.  It is intended to complement the
manual, with explanations and hints on issues where the manual can be
cabbalistic, hierographic, or downright mystifying (for example, the word
`hierographic' does not exist).  It can be viewed in its current state at
http://zsh.sourceforge.net/Guide/.  At the time of writing, chapters
dealing with startup files and their contents and the new completion system
were essentially complete.

The Zsh Wiki
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A `wiki' website for zsh has been created at http://www.zshwiki.org/.
This is a site which can be added to and modified directly by users without
any special permission.  You can add your own zsh tips and configurations.