The CONCISE service is an information server accessible by electronic mail. Commands are placed in the body of the message, the first of which must be `start'. The command `help ' will give information on the requested. In particular, `help topics' lists the topics on which help can be got.

The following commands return the CONCISE user guide . This is an introductory guide and covers all the main commands.start

goto /cosine/concise/cug

infoThe following commands return the CONCISE reference manual. This is a detailed manual for the more experienced user.start

goto /cosine/concise/cref

infoIt is recommended that new users get a copy of the CONCISE user guide and read it before attempting to use the service, (it is quite short and concise!)