[AIcons Symbol] Anthony's WWW Images (External Links)

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WARNING -- Access Limited -- WARNING

Due to the overwelming demand for these Images, our server is no longer able to provde ``Example Image pages'' (the boss forbids it!). Example Image Page are however available in the various mirrors. You can download the image archive using the links below.

For more information you may like to subscribe to the AIcons mailing list <aicons@cit.gu.edu.au> or for announcements only <aicons_announce@cit.gu.edu.au>. To subscribe send a ``subscribe {list}'' line in the body of an email message to <majordomo@cit.gu.edu.au>

Sorry Folks -- Anthony Thyssen -- 29 January 1996


Mirrors of This Library

AIcons WWW Images Central Server
-- Anthony Thyssen <anthony@cit.gu.edu.au>
US S.Carolina Mirror of WWW Images
-- Liankui Sun <sun@alice.ece.scarolina.edu>
French Mirror of WWW Images
-- Girard Gachelin <gg@lirmm.fr>
Italian Mirror (Video on Line)
-- Mario Cocco <cocco@vol.it>
VisiCom Network Services
-- Unknown
Troubador Systems Mirror of WWW Images
-- Stephen Clayton <stecla@troubador.com>
Thammasat University (Computer Science) -- Thailand
-- Nopchai Tangtritham <nung@ranger.tu.ac.th>
Keio University (Math) -- Japan (gzip tar file avail)
-- Mitsuhiro Yonezu <www@math.keio.ac.jp>

Also for a good example of using these images on your server I refer you to
Thammasat University (Dept Computer Science) Server

If you wish to mirror this archive, download and unpack the archive below. Then when you are ready, mail me so I can add you to the above list and any announcment information.


Readme and Downloads

To make downloading these icons easier, I have provided the following archives of the available WWW icons shown ...
[grab] Gzip'ed Tar Archive (.tar.gz) for UNIX users. (~330 Kbytes)
[grab] Official FTP site for AIcons

For Mirror Coordinators I have written a small shell script called "images_mirror" which uses the lynx WWW client to download the above tar file and automatically unpack it. This script will allow you to set up a `cron job' to automatically download and un-tar these images on a regular basis for use on your server.

PC Users please note: The link ``Zip Archive for PC users'' was discontinued because...

  1. Most of my icon collection, AIcons, are first and foremost, a X Windows Icon Collection, which is UNIX based where TAR archives are prevailent (ZIP is PC Based not UNIX). This WWW Collection is a sub-set of that larger collection.

  2. Zip Archives of GIF files are, on average, 10 times larger than the same Gziped Tar file. For the reason for this look at GZip'ed Tar Archives vs Zip Archives.

  3. Filenames used in my collection are longer than the DOS convention file system of 8 charcaters plus a 3 character suffix. As such PC users will, in any case, have problems with files overwriting each other.

I do not at this time plan to make the ZIP archive available again, but PC users can still de-archive the ``Gziped Tar'' by getting the source to both the GZip compression program and a Tar Archive Program from...
  • The program source for ``Gzip'' (a compression program, not an archiver) and a unix tar archiver ``Gtar'' is available in the gnu source area on your nearest major FTP site (Such as Washinton Uni FTP Archive

  • PC users can find both GZip and a Tar archive extractor DeTar or even a full tar archiver Tar binaries from the SimTel PC archive mirrors on all the major ftp sites around the world (look under msdos, or simtel sub-directories).

  • OS/2 Users can use, GTar and GZip from the hobbes FTP archive.


  • Dated: 30 May 1995
    Updated: 26 April 1996
    Anthony Thyssen, <anthony@cit.gu.edu.au>