This list of BBS Application commands comes directly from the BPQ32 web page, copied here for the convenience of VAPN patrons.
? or Help – Displays a list of commands.
- V — Displays Version number of the BBS and Node software.
- B or Bye — Disconnects from the BBS.
- Home — Enters or modifies the Home BBS. A point deletes the current Home BBS.
- Z — Enters or modifies the Zip Code.
- N — Enters or modifies the name (max 12 characters allowed).
- OP <number of lines> — Enables or disables the paging of output.
- Q — Enters or modifies QTH.
I-commands queries information about users
- I — Display sysop – provided information about this BBS.
- I callsign — Gives the information on callsign taken from the white pages database. Callsign can include wildcards.
- I@ bbs — Gives the users of BBS found in the WP database.
- IH route — Gives the users of the hierarchical route area from the WP database.
- IZ Zip — Gives the users of the ZIP code area from WP database.
K-commands delete messages sent by you or to you
- K msg# — Deletes a message identified by its number.
- KM — Deletes all the messages addressed to you, that you haven’t yet read.
L-commands list message headers
- L — Lists the new messages since the last usage of this command.
- Lx — List messages with status “x” – x can be D F N Y $.
- LB —Lists bulletins.
- LC — Lists all Bulletin “categories” (TO Fields)
- LM — Lists the messages to you.
- LL n —Lists the last n messages.
- LR — Equivalent to L but the messages are listed in reverse order.
- LT — List Traffic (NTS-messages).
- L< Callsign — Lists message from [Callsign].
- L> Callsign — Lists messages to [Callsign].
- L@ [BBS] — Lists the messages VIA BBS.
- L msg#- — Lists all messages, starting from msg#
- L msg#-msg# — Lists messages between the given numbers.
R-commands read messages
- R msg# msg# — Reads the messages by their numbers.
- RM — Reads new messages to you.
S-commands send messages
- S[type] callsign — Sends a message or a bulletin; If the type is not specified, it will be sent as private.
- SP callsign — Sends a private message.
- S callsign @ BBSCALLSIGN — Sends a message to a station AT another BBS; The message must be terminated by a Ctrl/Z or /EX followed by a return.
- SC Msg# Callsign @ BBSCALLSIGN — Copies a message or bulletin to the specified callsign.
- SR Msg# — Replies to a message.