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Archie

[′är·chē]
(computer science)
A system of file servers that searches for specific files that are publicly available in File Transfer Protocol archives on the Internet.

Archie

the eternal comic-book teenager. [Comics: Horn, 87]

archie

(tool, networking)
A system to automatically gather, index and serve information on the Internet. The initial implementation of archie by McGill University School of Computer Science provided an indexed directory of filenames from all anonymous FTP archives on the Internet. Later versions provide other collections of information.

See also archive site, Gopher, Prospero, Wide Area Information Servers.

Archie

(ARCHIvE) An earlier Unix utility that searched for file names on Internet FTP sites. Often touted as the first search engine, in its heyday before the Web, there were approximately 30 Archie servers throughout the Internet that maintained catalogs of files available for downloading from various FTP sites. Periodically, Archie servers searched the FTP sites and indexed the names of the files they found. As of 2013, a Polish university offered the last known Archie search (http://archie.icm.edu.pl/archie-adv_eng.html). See FTP.

The Inventor of Archie
Barbados born Alan Emtage developed Archie in 1989, named for Archive (without the "v"), when he was a student and systems administrator at McGill University in Montreal, Canada. Within a couple months, half the Internet traffic in Canada was going through the first Archie server.
References in classic literature ?
They are white men who will be charmed to do a little thing like that for a sport like Archie.
You need to have a very off day to be as bad as Archie.
There was a strong family resemblance among them, though some of the yellow heads were darker than others, some of the cheeks brown instead of rosy, and the ages varied all the way from sixteen-year-old Archie to Jamie, who was ten years younger.
Archie and Charlie, evidently great cronies, were pacing up and down, shoulder to shoulder, whistling "Bonnie Dundee"; Mac was reading in a corner, with his book close to his near-sighted eyes; Dandy was arranging his hair before the oval glass in the hat-stand; Geordie and Will investigating the internal economy of the moon-faced clock; and Jamie lay kicking up his heels on the mat at the foot of the stairs, bent on demanding his sweeties the instant Rose appeared.
And Archie offered his arm with great dignity, an honour that made Rose turn as red as a cherry and long to run upstairs again.
Not to remember it; but Mac and Steve have, and liked it immensely," answered Archie, thereby causing the two mentioned to neglect Debby's delectable fritters for several minutes, while they cudgelled their brains.
Archie and the Prince stared at one another rather blankly for a minute, then Archie answered with a twinkle of the eye that made Charlie explode again
Pawan is out for to the shops, she lizard, called Archie, side Colette says: "I had only been in France one day and Archie got out.
Archie was diagnosed with a cancerous tumour at just ten months old and spent 12 months on the cancer ward receiving high doses of chemotherapy.
Archie, from Ashorne in Warwickshire, entered the event with his friends, Amelia, Bea and Thomas to raise money for the National Rheumatoid Arthritis Society (NRAS) and to raise awareness of rheumatoid arthritis (RA).
Goldberg's longevity and dependability distinguished him from other artists who have drawn Archie comics since the character was introduced in 1941.
I came back to Archie comics a few weeks ago, when a disturbing piece of news from The Guardian, of all places, told me that Archie was murdered.