<messaging> (General file) A mid 1980s term for text files, usually short
and unpublished found on BBSs. The g-files section on BBSs contain text files of
general interest, viewable on-line; this is as opposed to files in the file
transfer section, which are generally downloadable but not viewable on-line.
When used on the Internet, this term generally refers to the types of file most
often associated with old BBSs such as instructions on phreaking or making
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