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.NO FLAGS ALL
.VR SYSTEM
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.LM1.RM70
.I-1
.IF SYSTEM
1 Kermit

Kermit is a file transfer protocol. It allows the transfer of files over
terminal lines from a remote Kermit program to the local Kermit program.

Kermit-32 can be run from SYS$SYSTEM:. It will then prompt for input from
SYS$COMMAND:.

Kermit-32 can be run in either local or remote modes. In remote mode,
transfers take place over the controlling terminal line. Usually, Kermit-32
is used in remote mode as a "server", meaning that it will accept commands
from the other Kermit. In local mode, Kermit-32 will perform transfers over a
terminal line other than the controlling terminal. In local mode, Kermit-32 is
capable of giving commands to a "server" Kermit. Note that in order to use
Kermit-32 in local mode, the protection code for the terminal to be used must
allow the user access. This is set by the system manager.

When Kermit-32 starts up, it will determine a default terminal line to be used
for file transfers (and the CONNECT command) by the following process. If
there is a logical name "KER$COMM" which translates to a terminal name, the
default transfer terminal will be that terminal. Otherwise, Kermit-32 checks
"SYS$INPUT", "SYS$OUTPUT" and "SYS$COMMAND", (in that order), and the first
one which translates to a terminal name is used as the default. If none of
these are terminals, Kermit-32 will use the terminal which controls the job
which owns the process. If the process does not have a controlling terminal,
or if the terminal which was found cannot be allocated, Kermit-32 will not
have a default terminal, and the SET LINE command must be used before any
commands which require the transfer terminal (SEND, GET, etc.). Kermit-32
will type out a message indicating the default transfer terminal when it is
started.
.b
.ENDIF SYSTEM
.I-1
.IF SYSTEM
2 ASCII_Set
.ELSE SYSTEM
1 ASCII_Set
.ENDIF SYSTEM
.NO FILL
Oct Char Oct Char Oct Char Oct Char
--- ---- --- ---- --- ---- --- ----
0 NUL 40 SP 100 @ 140 `
1 SOH 41 ! 101 A 141 a
2 STX 42 " 102 B 142 b
3 ETX 43 _# 103 C 143 c
4 EOT 44 $ 104 D 144 d
5 ENQ 45 % 105 E 145 e
6 ACK 46 _& 106 F 146 f
7 BEL 47 ' 107 G 147 g
10 BS 50 ( 110 H 150 h
11 HT 51 ) 111 I 151 i
12 LF 52 * 112 J 152 j
13 VT 53 + 113 K 153 k
14 FF 54 , 114 L 154 l
15 CR 55 - 115 M 155 m
16 SO 56 . 116 N 156 n
17 SI 57 / 117 O 157 o
20 DLE 60 0 120 P 160 p
21 DC1 61 1 121 Q 161 q
22 DC2 62 2 122 R 162 r
23 DC3 63 3 123 S 163 s
24 DC4 64 4 124 T 164 t
25 NAK 65 5 125 U 165 u
26 SYN 66 6 126 V 166 v
27 ETB 67 7 127 W 167 w
30 CAN 70 8 130 X 170 x
31 EM 71 9 131 Y 171 y
32 SUB 72 : 132 Z 172 z
33 ESC 73 ; 133 [ 173 {
34 FS 74 < 134 \ 174 |
35 GS 75 = 135 ] 175 }
36 RS 76 > 136 ^ 176 ~
37 US 77 ? 137 _ 177 DEL
.FILL
.I-1
.IF SYSTEM
2 BYE
.ELSE SYSTEM
1 BYE
.ENDIF SYSTEM

This command will cause Kermit-32 (when in local mode) to tell the other
Kermit (which should be in server mode) to exit from Kermit and, if
applicable, terminate its job (or process, etc.). When Kermit-32 receives the
acknowledgement that this is being done, it will exit to VAX/VMS.
.b
.i+10;Kermit-32>BYE
.I-1
.IF SYSTEM
2 CONNECT
.ELSE SYSTEM
1 CONNECT
.ENDIF SYSTEM

The CONNECT command will allow you to connect in as a virtual terminal over
the line that was specified by the SET LINE command, or to the terminal line
specified in the command. The terminal line must be one which is accessible to
the users process. This means that the applicable protection code for the
terminal must have been set to allow your process to access it (done by the
system manager). If a session log file was previously specified, a new version
of the file will be created, and all type-out logged in the file. The file
will be closed when the command is completed (by use of an escape-character
"C" command). The format of the CONNECT command is:
.b
.I+10;Kermit-32>CONNECT
.i+5;or
.I+10;Kermit-32>CONNECT terminal-name
.b
where 'terminal-name' is the terminal line name to be used.
.I-1
.IF SYSTEM
3 Escape_Character
.ELSE SYSTEM
2 Escape_Character
.ENDIF SYSTEM

This character is used to issue a limited set of commands to Kermit-32 after
using the CONNECT command. Its default value is CTRL-] (35 octal, ASCII GS)
and can be changed via the SET ESCAPE command. It is usually a good idea to
set this character to something which is not used (or at least not used very
much) on the system to which Kermit-32 is CONNECTing. The command that is
issued is determined by the character that is typed after the escape
character. The following characters are recognized by Kermit-32 after the
escape character:
.b
.i+10;C - Return to VAX/VMS Kermit-32
.i+10;Q - Suspend logging to session log file (if any)
.i+10;R - Resume logging to session log file (if any)
.i+10;S - Show status
.i+10;0 - Send a null
.i+10;? - Type this text
.i+5;CTRL-] - Send escape character
.b
Any other character will cause Kermit-32 to ring the bell at the local
terminal. The escape-character S (show status) command displays the terminal
line being used, the escape character and the settings of local echo, parity
and session logging.
.I-1
.IF SYSTEM
2 Control_Chars
.ELSE SYSTEM
1 Control_Chars
.ENDIF SYSTEM

During a file transfer (GET, RECEIVE or SEND commands) with Kermit-32 in local
mode the following control characters can be used to affect the transfer in
progress:
.b
.i+10;CTRL-A - Print a brief status report
.i+10;CTRL-C - Abort the protocol
.i+10;CTRL-D - Turn logging to the debugging log file on/off
.i+10;CTRL-M - (or RETURN) Force a protocol timeout
.i+10;CTRL-X - Abort the file currently being transfered
.i+10;CTRL-Z - Abort the file group currently being transfered
.b
The CTRL-A status report displays the protocol state and the number of NAKs
sent and received.
.I-1
.IF SYSTEM
2 EXIT
.ELSE SYSTEM
1 EXIT
.ENDIF SYSTEM

The EXIT command will cause Kermit-32 to return to command level. This
command is the same as the QUIT command. An example of this command is:
.b
.I+10;Kermit-32>EXIT
.I-1
.IF SYSTEM
2 FINISH
.ELSE SYSTEM
1 FINISH
.ENDIF SYSTEM

This command will cause Kermit-32 (when in local mode) to tell the other
Kermit (which should be in server mode) to exit from Kermit. After receiving
the acknowledgement that this is being done, Kermit-32 will prompt for another
command.
.b
.i+10;Kermit-32>FINISH
.I-1
.IF SYSTEM
2 GET
.ELSE SYSTEM
1 GET
.ENDIF SYSTEM

The GET command is used to have a local mode Kermit-32 request a file from a
remote Kermit server. Kermit-32 must be running as a local Kermit (i.e., a SET
LINE command must have been done). Kermit-32 will then request the other
Kermit (which must be running in server mode) to transfer the specified file
(or set of files) to Kermit-32. The file specification must be in the format
of the system on which the server Kermit is running. The format of the command
is:
.b
.i+10;Kermit-32>GET file-spec
.b
Where 'file-spec' is any valid file specification on the system on which the
server Kermit is running.
.I-1
.IF SYSTEM
2 HELP
.ELSE SYSTEM
1 HELP
.ENDIF SYSTEM

Typing HELP alone prints a brief summary of Kermit-32 and its commands. You
can also type
.b
.i+10;Kermit-32>HELP topic [subtopic]...
.b
for any Kermit-32 command, e.g. "help send" or "help set parity" to get more
detailed information about a specific command.
.I-1
.IF SYSTEM
2 LOCAL
.ELSE SYSTEM
1 LOCAL
.ENDIF SYSTEM

This command allows the user of Kermit-32 to perform various actions on the
user's system. These commands provide for listing the contents of a directory,
deleting files, typing files, displaying the amount of disk space used, etc.
Many of these commands are performed by spawning a subprocess to execute the
corresponding DCL command; therefore, the standard parameters and qualifiers
which DCL allows may be used.
.b
.i+10;Kermit-32>LOCAL keyword arguments
.b
Where 'keyword' is the name of the command, and 'arguments' are the optional
arguments for the command.
.I-1
.IF SYSTEM
3 COPY
.ELSE SYSTEM
2 COPY
.ENDIF SYSTEM

This causes Kermit-32 to make a copy of the specified file. This command uses
the standard DCL COPY command. Any options valid for DCL's COPY command may
be used.
.b
.i+10;Kermit-32>LOCAL COPY old-local-file
.i+10;New file: new-local-file
.b
Where 'old-local-file' is the name of the file you wish to copy, and
'new-local-file' is the name for the copy.
.I-1
.IF SYSTEM
3 CWD
.ELSE SYSTEM
2 CWD
.ENDIF SYSTEM

This command (short for "Change Working Directory") causes Kermit-32 to change
the default directory that will be used for files whose specification does not
include the directory information. This is similar to the DCL SET DEFAULT
command. If no device or directory is given, the default device and directory
is set back to that which was being used when Kermit-32 was started.
.b
.i+10;Kermit-32>LOCAL CWD local-directory-spec
.i+5;or
.i+10;Kermit-32>LOCAL CWD
.b
Where 'local-directory-spec' is the device and/or directory portion of a
standard VAX/VMS file specification. It may include logical names, but not
wild-cards.
.I-1
.IF SYSTEM
3 DELETE
.ELSE SYSTEM
2 DELETE
.ENDIF SYSTEM

This causes Kermit-32 to delete the specified file(s). This uses the standard
DCL DELETE command.
.b
.i+10;Kermit-32>LOCAL DELETE file-spec
.B
Where 'file-spec' is a valid VAX/VMS file specification.
.I-1
.IF SYSTEM
3 DIRECTORY
.ELSE SYSTEM
2 DIRECTORY
.ENDIF SYSTEM

This causes Kermit-32 to display a directory listing. This uses the standard
DCL DIRECTORY command.
.B
.i+10;Kermit-32>LOCAL DIRECTORY file-spec
.i+5;or
.i+10;Kermit-32>LOCAL DIRECTORY
.B
Where 'file-spec' is a valid VAX/VMS file specification.
.I-1
.IF SYSTEM
3 DISK_USAGE
.ELSE SYSTEM
2 DISK_USAGE
.ENDIF SYSTEM

This causes Kermit-32 to display the amount of disk space used and available
for the given UIC (or the user's UIC if none is given). This uses the standard
DCL SHOW QUOTA command.
.B
.i+10;Kermit-32>LOCAL DISK_USAGE uic
.i+5;or
.i+10;Kermit-32>LOCAL DISK_USAGE
.B
Where 'uic' is a UIC specification (in square brackets). LOCAL SPACE is a
synonym for the LOCAL DISK_USAGE command.
.I-1
.IF SYSTEM
3 HELP
.ELSE SYSTEM
2 HELP
.ENDIF SYSTEM

This causes Kermit-32 to display the help message which it sends as the reply
when it receives a "REMOTE HELP" command in server mode. This describes the
REMOTE commands which Kermit-32 implements.
.b
.i+10;Kermit-32>LOCAL HELP
.I-1
.IF SYSTEM
3 HOST
.ELSE SYSTEM
2 HOST
.ENDIF SYSTEM

This command requests Kermit-32 to perform the specified command as if it were
typed by the user on a terminal. Any results of the command will be printed
on the user's terminal. Note that this should only be used for commands which
will not require any more user input, since there will be no way for the user
to interact with the subprocess to supply more input. This works by spawning a
subprocess (much like the DCL SPAWN command) to perform the command.
.B
.i+10;Kermit-32>LOCAL HOST command
.B
Where 'command' is any valid DCL command.
.I-1
.IF SYSTEM
3 RENAME
.ELSE SYSTEM
2 RENAME
.ENDIF SYSTEM

This command causes Kermit-32 to change the name of a file. This uses the
standard DCL RENAME command.
.B
.i+10;Kermit-32>LOCAL RENAME old-local-file
.i+10;New file: new-local-file
.B
Where 'old-local-file' is the name of the file to be renamed, and
'new-local-file' is the new name for the file.
.I-1
.IF SYSTEM
3 SEND_MESSAGE
.ELSE SYSTEM
2 SEND_MESSAGE
.ENDIF SYSTEM

This command causes Kermit-32 to send a short (one line) message to the given
terminal. Because this uses the DCL REPLY command, OPER privilege is needed.
.B
.i+10;Kermit-32>LOCAL SEND_MESSAGE terminal-name
.i+10;Message: message-text
.B
Where 'terminal-name' is a valid name for a terminal, and 'message-text' is
the message to be sent.
.I-1
.IF SYSTEM
3 TYPE
.ELSE SYSTEM
2 TYPE
.ENDIF SYSTEM

This causes Kermit-32 to display the specified file(s) on the terminal.
.B
.i+10;Kermit-32>LOCAL TYPE file-spec
.b
Where 'file-spec' is a valid VAX/VMS file specification.
.I-1
.IF SYSTEM
3 WHO
.ELSE SYSTEM
2 WHO
.ENDIF SYSTEM

This displays the output of a DCL SHOW SYSTEM command.
.b
.i+10;Kermit-32>LOCAL WHO
.i-1
.IF SYSTEM
2 LOG
.ELSE SYSTEM
1 LOG
.ENDIF SYSTEM

The LOG command allows the user to specify the file names to be used for the
various log files Kermit-32 is capable of creating. A LOG command without a
file specification will cause no log file of that type to be created.
.B
.i+10;Kermit-32>LOG log-type file-spec
.i+5;or
.i+10;Kermit-32>LOG log-type
.B
Where 'log-type' is DEBUG, SESSION, or TRANSACTION, and 'file-spec' is the file
specification to use for that type of log file. If file-spec does not specify
a file-type Kermit-32 will supply a default of .LOG. If 'file-spec' is not
present, that type of logging is disabled.
.I-1
.IF SYSTEM
3 DEBUG
.ELSE SYSTEM
2 DEBUG
.ENDIF SYSTEM

The LOG DEBUG command sets the file specification to be used for the debugging
log file. This file will be used for the debugging output produced when a SET
DEBUG ON command is done. A new version of the file is created each time a
transfer command is performed, and closed upon the completion of the transfer
command.
.b
.i+10;Kermit-32>LOG DEBUG file-spec
.i+5;or
.i+10;Kermit-32>LOG DEBUG
.B
Where 'file-spec' is the file specification to use for the debugging log file.
If file-spec does not specify a file-type Kermit-32 will supply a default
of .LOG. If 'file-spec' is not present, the debugging log file is disabled.
.I-1
.IF SYSTEM
3 SESSION
.ELSE SYSTEM
2 SESSION
.ENDIF SYSTEM

The LOG SESSION command sets the file name to be used for a log file of a
"CONNECT" session. A new version of this file is created each time the
CONNECT command is used, and closed when the CONNECT command finishes (as a
result of the escape command to close the session). All output to the
controlling terminal will be logged in the session log file.
.b
.i+10;Kermit-32>LOG SESSION file-spec
.i+5;or
.i+10;Kermit-32>LOG SESSION
.B
Where 'file-spec' is the file specification to use for the session log file.
If file-spec does not specify a file-type Kermit-32 will supply a default
of .LOG. If 'file-spec' is not present, the session log file is disabled.
.I-1
.IF SYSTEM
3 TRANSACTION
.ELSE SYSTEM
2 TRANSACTION
.ENDIF SYSTEM

The LOG TRANSACTION command sets the name of the file to be used as a
transaction log file. A new version of this file is created each time a
transfer command is given (SEND, GET, SERVER, etc.). Information about the
transfer is logged in this file. This includes the names of the files being
transferred, any errors, etc.
.b
.i+10;Kermit-32>LOG TRANSACTION file-spec
.i+5;or
.i+10;Kermit-32>LOG TRANSACTION
.B
Where 'file-spec' is the file specification to use for the transaction log
file. If file-spec does not specify a file-type Kermit-32 will supply a
default of .LOG. If 'file-spec' is not present, the transaction log file is
disabled.
.I-1
.IF SYSTEM
2 LOGOUT
.ELSE SYSTEM
1 LOGOUT
.ENDIF SYSTEM

This command will cause Kermit-32 (when in local mode) to tell the other
Kermit (which should be in server mode) to exit from Kermit and, if
applicable, terminate its job (or process, etc.). When Kermit-32 receives the
acknowledgement that this is being done, it will prompt for another command.
.b
.i+10;Kermit-32>LOGOUT
.i-1
.IF SYSTEM
2 PUSH
.ELSE SYSTEM
1 PUSH
.ENDIF SYSTEM

The PUSH command spawns a DCL subprocess which allows you to interact with DCL
without exiting Kermit-32.
.i-1
.IF SYSTEM
2 QUIT
.ELSE SYSTEM
1 QUIT
.ENDIF SYSTEM

This command will cause Kermit-32 to return to command level. This is the
same as the EXIT command.
.b
.i+10;Kermit-32>QUIT
.I-1
.IF SYSTEM
2 RECEIVE
.ELSE SYSTEM
1 RECEIVE
.ENDIF SYSTEM

The RECEIVE command is used to put Kermit-32 into remote mode waiting for a
single file transfer transaction. This is most useful if the other Kermit does
not support local server commands. If no file specification is given,
Kermit-32 will use whatever file specification is supplied by the other Kermit
(suitably altered to conform to VAX/VMS standards). If a file specification
is given, Kermit-32 will use that file specification instead of that supplied
by the other Kermit. This is most useful when the file name on the other
system is such that it does not map well into a VAX/VMS file specification.
Note that if the other Kermit sends more than one file, the same name will be
used for all of them. Only the version numbers will be different. Therefore,
it is best to use a file-specification on this command only when transferring
a single file. The format of the command is:
.b
.i+10;Kermit-32>RECEIVE
.i+5;or
.i+10;Kermit-32>RECEIVE file-spec
.b
Where 'file-spec' is any valid VAX/VMS file specification.
.I-1
.IF SYSTEM
2 REMOTE
.ELSE SYSTEM
1 REMOTE
.ENDIF SYSTEM

This command allows the user of Kermit-32 (in local mode) to give various
commands to the other Kermit (which must be in server mode). These commands
provide for listing the contents of a directory, deleting files, typing files,
displaying the amount of disk space used, etc. Note that not all server
Kermits support all commands, but all server Kermits should respond with a
message saying the command is not implemented if it does not support it.
.b
.i+10;Kermit-32>REMOTE keyword arguments
.b
Where 'keyword' is the name of the command, and 'arguments' are the optional
arguments for the command.
.I-1
.IF SYSTEM
3 COPY
.ELSE SYSTEM
2 COPY
.ENDIF SYSTEM

This causes Kermit-32 to request that the server Kermit make a copy of the
specified file. Both the old and new files are files on the server's system -
no file transfer between systems is done. The server Kermit should respond
with some indication that either the file was successfully copied, or with an
error message. Note that some Kermit's will allow wild-carded copies, while
others will only allow a single file to be copied per command.
.b
.i+10;Kermit-32>REMOTE COPY old-remote-file
.i+10;New file: new-remote-file
.b
Where 'old-remote-file' is the name of the file you wish to copy, and
'new-remote-file' is the name for the copy.
.I-1
.IF SYSTEM
3 CWD
.ELSE SYSTEM
2 CWD
.ENDIF SYSTEM

This command (short for "Change Working Directory") causes Kermit-32 to
request that the server Kermit change the default directory (path, device,
etc.) that will be used for files whose specification does not include the
directory information. For some systems a password can be supplied which will
allow access to the new directory. Since Kermit-32 can not know whether the
server Kermit requires a password, it will always ask for one. If no
directory is specified in the command, the server Kermit will set the default
directory back to the users default. This may be either the directory which
is the default when a job created, or the default directory which was in
effect when the server Kermit was started. The server Kermit should respond
with a message which indicates where the new default directory has been set,
or with an error message.
.b
.i+10;Kermit-32>REMOTE CWD remote-directory-spec
.i+10;Password: password for remote directory
.i+5;or
.i+10;Kermit-32>REMOTE CWD
.b
Where 'remote-directory-spec' is a string which is acceptable as a directory
specification for the server system. The 'password' is any string which is
required as a password for access to the given directory. The password will
not be echoed.
.I-1
.IF SYSTEM
3 DELETE
.ELSE SYSTEM
2 DELETE
.ENDIF SYSTEM

This causes Kermit-32 to request the server Kermit to delete the specified
file (or files if the server Kermit supports wild-card deletes). The server
Kermit should respond with a message indicating whether the file (or files)
has been deleted.
.b
.i+10;Kermit-32>REMOTE DELETE file-spec
.B
Where 'file-spec' is a valid file specification for the remote Kermit's
system.
.I-1
.IF SYSTEM
3 DIRECTORY
.ELSE SYSTEM
2 DIRECTORY
.ENDIF SYSTEM

This causes Kermit-32 to request a directory listing from the server Kermit.
The directory listing will be printed on the users terminal. The format of the
listing is determined by the server Kermit.
.B
.i+10;Kermit-32>REMOTE DIRECTORY file-spec
.i+5;or
.i+10;Kermit-32>REMOTE DIRECTORY
.B
Where 'file-spec' is a valid file specification for the server
Kermit's system.
.I-1
.IF SYSTEM
3 DISK_USAGE
.ELSE SYSTEM
2 DISK_USAGE
.ENDIF SYSTEM

This causes Kermit-32 to request the server Kermit to reply with an indication
of the amount of disk space used and available for the given directory (or the
default directory if none is given).
.B
.i+10;Kermit-32>REMOTE DISK_USAGE directory-spec
.i+5;or
.i+10;Kermit-32>REMOTE DISK_USAGE
.B
Where 'directory-spec' is a directory specification for the server Kermit's
system. REMOTE SPACE is a synonym for the REMOTE DISK_USAGE command.
.I-1
.IF SYSTEM
3 EXIT
.ELSE SYSTEM
2 EXIT
.ENDIF SYSTEM

This command is identical to the FINISH command. It requests the server
Kermit to exit to its system command parser, allowing the terminal to be used
for normal commands.
.B
.i+10;Kermit-32>REMOTE EXIT
.I-1
.IF SYSTEM
3 HELP
.ELSE SYSTEM
2 HELP
.ENDIF SYSTEM

This causes Kermit-32 to request the server Kermit to reply with a short
summary of what commands it supports in server mode. If an argument is given,
help on the specific topic is requested. The resulting help message will be
typed on the users terminal.
.b
.i+10;Kermit-32>REMOTE HELP
.i+5;or
.i+10;Kermit-32>REMOTE HELP topic
.b
Where 'topic' is a subject for more detailed help. If no topic is given, a
general help message is requested.
.I-1
.IF SYSTEM
3 HOST
.ELSE SYSTEM
2 HOST
.ENDIF SYSTEM

This command requests the server Kermit to perform the specified command as if
it were typed by the user on a terminal. Any results of the command will be
printed on the user's terminal. Note that this should only be used for
commands which will not require any more user input, since there will be no
way for the user to interact with the remote system to supply more input.
.B
.i+10;Kermit-32>REMOTE HOST command
.B
Where 'command' is any valid command to be processed by the remote systems
standard command parser.
.I-1
.IF SYSTEM
3 LOGIN
.ELSE SYSTEM
2 LOGIN
.ENDIF SYSTEM

This command allows the user to supply the server Kermit with accounting
information. The server Kermit may use this to validate the users access to
the system as well as for billing purposes. It may also use this information
to provide the user with access to files on its system.
.B
.i+10;Kermit-32>REMOTE LOGIN user-id
.i+10;Account: remote-accounting-info
.i+10;Password: remote-password
.B
Where 'user-id' is a string which represents a valid user identification on
the remote system, 'remote-accounting-info' is any additional accounting
information required by the remote system (such as account strings), and
'remote-password' is the password for the remote system which corresponds to
the given 'user-id'. The password will not be echoed.
.I-1
.IF SYSTEM
3 LOGOUT
.ELSE SYSTEM
2 LOGOUT
.ENDIF SYSTEM

This command is the same as the LOGOUT command. It will request the server
Kermit to exit and logout its job.
.B
.i+10;Kermit-32>REMOTE LOGOUT
.I-1
.IF SYSTEM
3 RENAME
.ELSE SYSTEM
2 RENAME
.ENDIF SYSTEM

This command causes Kermit-32 to request that the server Kermit change the
name of a file. The server Kermit should respond with an indication that the
operation is completed successfully, or else with an error message. Some
Kermit's may allow wild-card file specifications to be used, and will respond
with a list of files and new names.
.B
.i+10;Kermit-32>REMOTE RENAME old-remote-file
.i+10;New file: new-remote-file
.B
Where 'old-remote-file' is the name of the file to be renamed, and
'new-remote-file' is the new name for the file.
.I-1
.IF SYSTEM
3 SEND_MESSAGE
.ELSE SYSTEM
2 SEND_MESSAGE
.ENDIF SYSTEM

This command requests the server Kermit to send a short (one line) message to
the given destination. Depending on the system, the destination may be a
terminal, a user name, a mailbox name or some other destination address. The
server Kermit should respond with an indication of success or failure.
.B
.i+10;Kermit-32>REMOTE SEND_MESSAGE destination-address
.i+10;Message: message-text
.B
Where 'destination-address' is a valid destination for the server's system,
and 'message-text' is the message to be sent.
.I-1
.IF SYSTEM
3 STATUS
.ELSE SYSTEM
2 STATUS
.ENDIF SYSTEM

This requests the status of the server Kermit. The server Kermit will reply
with some indication of its status.
.B
.i+10;Kermit-32>REMOTE STATUS
.I-1
.IF SYSTEM
3 TYPE
.ELSE SYSTEM
2 TYPE
.ENDIF SYSTEM

This causes Kermit-32 to request the server Kermit to transmit the specified
file (or files if the server supports wild-cards) so that the file(s) can be
typed on the users terminal.
.B
.i+10;Kermit-32>REMOTE TYPE file-spec
.b
Where 'file-spec' is a valid file specification for the server Kermit's
system.
.I-1
.IF SYSTEM
3 WHO
.ELSE SYSTEM
2 WHO
.ENDIF SYSTEM

This requests the server Kermit to display a list of users of its system,
along with other information about the users and/or system. A specific
user-id may be supplied, which may result in more detailed information about
the particular user. It is also possible to supply options for use by the
server Kermit in determining the format, etc., of the resulting list.
.b
.i+10;Kermit-32>REMOTE WHO user-id
.i+10;Options: options-list
.B
Where 'user-id' is an optional string representing a specific user, and
'options-list' is an optional list of formatting or selection options.
.I-1
.IF SYSTEM
2 SEND
.ELSE SYSTEM
1 SEND
.ENDIF SYSTEM

The SEND command will allow you to send a file(s) to the other Kermit. The
SEND command will allow file wild-card processing as is found in VAX/VMS. If
Kermit-32 is running in remote mode, the file will be sent on the controlling
terminal line after waiting the number of seconds specified by the SET DELAY
command. This gives the user time to escape back to the other Kermit and
issue a receive command. If Kermit-32 is running in local mode, the file will
be sent immediately on the terminal line specified by the SET LINE command.
.b
.i+10;Kermit-32>SEND file-spec
.b
Where 'file-spec' is any valid VAX/VMS file specification.
.I-1
.IF SYSTEM
2 SERVER
.ELSE SYSTEM
1 SERVER
.ENDIF SYSTEM

This command will cause Kermit-32 to enter server mode. The other Kermit can
then issue server commands to send and receive files without having to give
SEND or RECEIVE commands to Kermit-32. Kermit-32 may be put into SERVER mode
while running as either a remote Kermit (transmitting over the controlling
terminal line), or as a local Kermit (transmitting over a terminal specified
by a SET LINE command). Note that in order to correctly receive binary files
while in SERVER mode, a SET FILE TYPE BINARY command must be done first. At
this time there is no way for Kermit-32 to determine whether an incoming file
is ASCII or binary.
.B
.i+10;Kermit-32>SERVER
.I-1
.IF SYSTEM
2 SET
.ELSE SYSTEM
1 SET
.ENDIF SYSTEM

The SET command is used to set various parameters in Kermit-32.
.I-1
.IF SYSTEM
3 BLOCK_CHECK_TYPE
.ELSE SYSTEM
2 BLOCK_CHECK_TYPE
.ENDIF SYSTEM

The SET BLOCK_CHECK_TYPE command is used to determine the type of block check
sequence which will be used during transmission. The block check sequence is
used to detect transmission errors. There are three types of block checks
available. These are the single character checksum (default), the two
character checksum, and the three character CRC (cyclic redundancy check).
This command does not ensure that the desired type of block check will be
used, since both Kermit's involved in the transfer must agree on the block
check type. Kermit-32 will request that the type of block check set by this
command be used for a transfer. If the other Kermit has also had the same
block check type requested, then the desired block check type will be used.
Otherwise, the single character checksum will be used. (See Kermit protocol
manual for more information.)
.b
.i+10;Kermit-32>SET BLOCK_CHECK_TYPE type
.b
Where 'type' is one of:
.ls1 "o"
.le;1_CHARACTER_CHECKSUM or ONE_CHARACTER_CHECKSUM
.le;2_CHARACTER_CHECKSUM or TWO_CHARACTER_CHECKSUM
.le;3_CHARACTER_CRC_CCITT or THREE_CHARACTER_CRC_CCITT
.els
.I-1
.IF SYSTEM
3 DEBUGGING
.ELSE SYSTEM
2 DEBUGGING
.ENDIF SYSTEM

The SET DEBUGGING command is used to set the debug type-out on the user's
terminal. The command will accept either of the states ON or OFF. Kermit-32
can only do debugging type-out when running as a local Kermit (SET LINE
command done). This is because the debugging type-out would interfere with
the file transfer if it were sent to the controlling terminal line in remote
mode.
.b
.i+10;Kermit-32>SET DEBUGGING state
.b
Where 'state' is either ON or OFF.
.I-1
.IF SYSTEM
3 DELAY
.ELSE SYSTEM
2 DELAY
.ENDIF SYSTEM

The DELAY parameter is the number of seconds to wait before sending data after
a SEND command is given. This is used when Kermit-32 is running in remote
mode to allow the user time to escape back to the other Kermit and give a
RECEIVE command.
.b
.i+10;Kermit-32>SET DELAY n
.b
Where 'n' is the number of seconds to wait before sending data.
.I-1
.IF SYSTEM
3 ESCAPE
.ELSE SYSTEM
2 ESCAPE
.ENDIF SYSTEM

This command will set the escape character for the CONNECT processing. The
command will take the octal value of the character to use as the escape
character. This is the character which is used to "escape" back to Kermit-32
after using the CONNECT command. It defaults to 35 octal (ASCII GS, CTRL-]).
It is usually a good idea to set this character to something which is not
used (or at least not used very much) on the system to which Kermit-32 is
CONNECTing.
.b
.i+10;Kermit-32>SET ESCAPE octal-char-value
.b
Where 'octal-char-value' is the ASCII value (in octal) of the character to use
as the escape character.
.I-1
.IF SYSTEM
3 FILE
.ELSE SYSTEM
2 FILE
.ENDIF SYSTEM

The SET FILE command allows setting of parameters relating to the file format
and file naming conventions used by Kermit-32.
.I-1
.IF SYSTEM
4 NAMING
.ELSE SYSTEM
3 NAMING
.ENDIF SYSTEM

This command sets the type of processing Kermit-32 should do on file names
that are being sent and received. Kermit-32 can either send the complete file
specification (including device, directories, file name, file type and version
number) or only the file name and type. When receiving a file specification,
Kermit-32 can either attempt to use it as a VAX/VMS file specification as is,
or first perform some substitutions and truncations in order to force the
received specification to be just a valid file name and type.
.b
.i+10;Kermit-32>SET FILE NAMING type
.b
Where 'type' is either FULL, NORMAL_FORM or UNTRANSLATED.
.I-1
.IF SYSTEM
5 FULL
.ELSE SYSTEM
4 FULL
.ENDIF SYSTEM

This will cause Kermit-32 to send complete file specifications and perform no
translations on received file specifications.
.I-1
.IF SYSTEM
5 NORMAL_FORM
.ELSE SYSTEM
4 NORMAL_FORM
.ENDIF SYSTEM

This will cause Kermit-32 to send only the file name and file type, and
perform translations on received file specifications to force them to be only
a valid file name and type.
.I-1
.IF SYSTEM
5 UNTRANSLATED
.ELSE SYSTEM
4 UNTRANSLATED
.ENDIF SYSTEM

This will cause Kermit-32 to send only the file name and file type, and
perform no translations on received file specifications.
.I-1
.IF SYSTEM
4 TYPE
.ELSE SYSTEM
3 TYPE
.ENDIF SYSTEM

This command will set the file type that Kermit-32 is receiving. A file type
of ASCII should be used to receive text files which are to be used as text
files on the VAX/VMS system. The file type BINARY should be used for binary
files, such as CP/M .COM files, which need to be kept in a format that allows
the file to be returned without any changes.
.b
.i+10;Kermit-32>SET FILE TYPE type
.b
.;Where 'type' is either ASCII, BINARY, BLOCK or FIXED.
Where 'type' is either ASCII, BINARY or FIXED.
.I-1
.IF SYSTEM
5 ASCII
.ELSE SYSTEM
4 ASCII
.ENDIF SYSTEM

File type ASCII is for text files.
.I-1
.IF SYSTEM
5 BINARY
.ELSE SYSTEM
4 BINARY
.ENDIF SYSTEM

File type BINARY is for non-text files. Note that binary files which are
generated on a VAX/VMS system cannot be transferred to another VAX/VMS system
without losing file attributes. This means that (for example), an .EXE file
cannot be transmitted with Kermit-32. (This problem should be resolved in a
future version of Kermit-32).
.;.I-1
.;.IF SYSTEM
.;5 BLOCK
.;.ELSE SYSTEM
.;4 BLOCK
.;.ENDIF SYSTEM
.;
.;The BLOCK file type is for transferring files with the RMS-32 header
.;information. This is used mainly for transferring files between Kermit-32
.;and Pro/Kermit.
.I-1
.IF SYSTEM
5 FIXED
.ELSE SYSTEM
4 FIXED
.ENDIF SYSTEM

The FIXED file type will cause Kermit-32 to create a file with 512 byte fixed
length records, containing only the data received from the other Kermit. This
format can be used for transferring VAX/VMS .EXE files or RSX-11/M (P/OS) .TSK
files, or any other binary file which is stored in 512 byte fixed length
records.
.I-1
.IF SYSTEM
3 HANDSHAKE
.ELSE SYSTEM
2 HANDSHAKE
.ENDIF SYSTEM

Sets the half duplex line turnaround handshake character Kermit-32 will use.
Normally required for communication with half duplex systems like IBM
mainframes.
.b
.i+10;Kermit-32>SET HANDSHAKE octal-char-value
.i+5;or
.i+10;Kermit-32>SET HANDSHAKE NONE
.b
Where 'octal-char-value' is the ASCII value (in octal) of the character to use
for the handshake character. The SET HANDSHAKE NONE command turns handshaking
off.
.I-1
.IF SYSTEM
3 IBM_MODE
.ELSE SYSTEM
2 IBM_MODE
.ENDIF SYSTEM

The SET IBM_MODE command allows Kermit-32 to be put into a mode which will
allow transfers to an IBM host. This causes Kermit-32 to wait for the IBM
turnaround character (XON, CTRL-Q) before sending any characters to the other
Kermit. It also forces the parity type to be mark, and turns on local echo
for the CONNECT command.
.b
.i+10;Kermit-32>SET IBM_MODE state
.b
Where 'state' is either ON or OFF.
.I-1
.IF SYSTEM
3 INCOMPLETE_FILE_DISPOSITION
.ELSE SYSTEM
2 INCOMPLETE_FILE_DISPOSITION
.ENDIF SYSTEM

The SET INCOMPLETE_FILE_DISPOSITION command allows the user to determine what
is done with a file that is not completely received. If the disposition is
KEEP, all files received will be kept, even if only a portion of the file is
received. If the disposition is DISCARD (the default), files which are not
completely received are discarded.
.b
.i+10;Kermit-32>SET INCOMPLETE_FILE_DISPOSITION action
.b
Where 'action' is either DISCARD or KEEP.
.I-1
.IF SYSTEM
3 LINE
.ELSE SYSTEM
2 LINE
.ENDIF SYSTEM

This will set the terminal line that you are using. The terminal line must be
one which is accessible to the users process. This means that the applicable
protection code for the terminal must have been set to allow your process to
access it (done by the system manager).
.b
.i+10;Kermit-32>SET LINE terminal-name
.B
The 'terminal-name' device must be a terminal line (e.g. TTA0:).
.I-1
.IF SYSTEM
3 LOCAL_ECHO
.ELSE SYSTEM
2 LOCAL_ECHO
.ENDIF SYSTEM

The SET LOCAL_ECHO command specifies whether characters should be echoed
locally when CONNECTing to another system. If LOCAL_ECHO is set to ON, any
character typed on the terminal will be echoed immediately to the terminal, as
well as being sent to the other system. If LOCAL_ECHO is set to OFF (the
default), the characters typed on the terminal are only sent to the other
system (which would normally be echoing the characters).
.b
.i+10;Kermit-32>SET LOCAL_ECHO state
.b
Where 'state' is either ON or OFF.
.i-1
.IF SYSTEM
3 MESSAGE
.ELSE SYSTEM
2 MESSAGE
.ENDIF SYSTEM

This command sets the type of type-out Kermit-32 will do during transfers in
local mode. Kermit-32 can type out the file specification being transferred,
the packet numbers being sent and received, both or neither. The default is to
type file specifications but not packet numbers.
.b
.i+10;Kermit-32>SET MESSAGE type state
.b
Where 'type' is either FILE or PACKET, and 'state' is either ON or OFF.
.i-1
.IF SYSTEM
3 PARITY
.ELSE SYSTEM
2 PARITY
.ENDIF SYSTEM

This command determines the type of parity to use on the transmission line.
Kermit-32 normally uses characters which consist of eight data bits with no
parity bit. For systems or transmission media which require a specific parity
type, Kermit-32 can send characters as seven data bits plus a parity bit.
.b
.i+10;Kermit-32>SET PARITY state
.b
Where 'state' is one of:
.ls1 "o"
.le;NONE (default) - eight data bits and no parity bit.
.le;MARK - seven data bits with the parity bit set to one.
.le;SPACE - seven data bits with the parity bit set to zero.
.le;EVEN - seven data bits with the parity bit set to make the overall parity even.
.le;ODD - seven data bits with the parity bit set to make the overall parity odd.
.ELS
.i-1
.IF SYSTEM
3 PROMPT
.ELSE SYSTEM
2 PROMPT
.ENDIF SYSTEM

This command sets the string to be used for the command prompt. If no
argument is given, the default prompt (Kermit-32>) is used.
.B
.i+10;Kermit-32>SET PROMPT new-prompt-text
.i+5;or
.i+10;Kermit-32>SET PROMPT
.b
Where 'new-prompt-text' is the new prompt to use.
.I-1
.IF SYSTEM
3 RECEIVE
.ELSE SYSTEM
2 RECEIVE
.ENDIF SYSTEM

It is possible to set various parameters associated with the receiving of the
data from the remote Kermit. SET RECEIVE will enable you to set the various
receive parameters.
.I-1
.IF SYSTEM
4 END_OF_LINE
.ELSE SYSTEM
3 END_OF_LINE
.ENDIF SYSTEM

This will set the end of line character the Kermit-32 expects to receive from
the remote Kermit. This is the character which terminates a packet. The
parameter must be an octal number in the range 1 to 37. The default value is
15 octal (ASCII CR, CTRL-M).
.b
.i+10;Kermit-32>SET RECEIVE END_OF_LINE octal-char-value
.b
Where 'octal-char-value' is the ASCII value (in octal) of the character to use
for the end of line character.
.i-1
.IF SYSTEM
4 EIGHT_BIT_QUOTE
.ELSE SYSTEM
3 EIGHT_BIT_QUOTE
.ENDIF SYSTEM

This command sets the character to be used (when necessary) to quote
characters which have the eighth bit (parity bit) set. This is used to
transfer eight-bit bytes on a transmission medium which only supports seven
data bits. The parameter must be an octal number in the range 41 to 76 or 140
to 176. The default value is 46 octal (ASCII "_&"). Eighth-bit quoting will
only be used if both Kermit's can handle it, and the transmission medium does
not transmit 8 data bits (as indicated by the SET PARITY command).
.b
.i+10;Kermit-32>SET RECEIVE EIGHT_BIT_QUOTE octal-char-value
.b
Where 'octal-char-value' is the ASCII value (in octal) of the character to use
for quoting characters which have the eighth bit set.
.I-1
.IF SYSTEM
4 PACKET_LENGTH
.ELSE SYSTEM
3 PACKET_LENGTH
.ENDIF SYSTEM

This will set the receive packet length. The value for this parameter must be
between 10 and 94. Packet lengths outside of this range are illegal. The
default value is 80.
.b
.i+10;Kermit-32>SET RECEIVE PACKET_LENGTH n
.b
Where 'n' is the receive packet length to use.
.I-1
.IF SYSTEM
4 PADCHAR
.ELSE SYSTEM
3 PADCHAR
.ENDIF SYSTEM

This parameter is the padding character that is sent to the remote Kermit. The
parameter must be an octal number in the range of 0 to 37 or 177. The default
value is 0 (ASCII NUL, [email protected]).
.b
.i+10;Kermit-32>SET RECEIVE PADCHAR octal-char-value
.b
Where 'octal-char-value' is the ASCII value (in octal) of the character to be
used as a pad character.
.I-1
.IF SYSTEM
4 PADDING
.ELSE SYSTEM
3 PADDING
.ENDIF SYSTEM

This command will set the number of padding characters that will be sent to
the other Kermit. The default value is 0.
.b
.i+10;Kermit-32>SET RECEIVE PADDING n
.b
Where 'n' is the number of padding characters to use.
.I-1
.IF SYSTEM
4 QUOTE
.ELSE SYSTEM
3 QUOTE
.ENDIF SYSTEM

This will set the quoting character that Kermit-32 will expect on incoming
messages. This is the character used to quote control characters. The
parameter must be an octal number in the range 40 to 176. The default value is
43 octal (ASCII "_#").
.b
.i+10;Kermit-32>SET RECEIVE QUOTE octal-char-value
.b
Where 'octal-char-value' is the ASCII value (in octal) of the quoting
character.
.i-1
.IF SYSTEM
4 START_OF_PACKET
.ELSE SYSTEM
3 START_OF_PACKET
.ENDIF SYSTEM

This command will set the start of packet character for Kermit-32. The start
of packet character must be in the range of 1 to 37 octal. The default value
is 1 (ASCII SOH, CTRL-A). This value should only be changed if absolutely
necessary. It must be set the same in both Kermit's.
.b
.i+10;Kermit-32>SET RECEIVE START_OF_PACKET octal-char-value
.b
Where 'octal-char-value' is the ASCII value (in octal) of the receive
start-of-packet character to use.
.I-1
.IF SYSTEM
4 TIMEOUT
.ELSE SYSTEM
3 TIMEOUT
.ENDIF SYSTEM

This will set the number of seconds before Kermit-32 will time out the attempt
to receive a message. This time out is used to handle transmission errors
which totally lose a message. The default value is 15 seconds.
.b
.i+10;Kermit-32>SET RECEIVE TIMEOUT n
.b
Where 'n' is the number of seconds to wait for a message.
.i-1
.IF SYSTEM
3 REPEAT_QUOTE
.ELSE SYSTEM
2 REPEAT_QUOTE
.ENDIF SYSTEM

This command sets the character to be used as the lead-in character for a
repeat sequence (a string of characters which represents some number of
characters which are repeated in the data). Both Kermit's must support repeat
compression for this to be in effect. The parameter must be an octal number in
the range 41 to 76 or 140 to 176. The default value is 176 octal (ASCII "~").
The character will only be used on files which are being transmitted by
Kermit-32. The REPEAT_QUOTE character used for incoming files is decided on by
the other Kermit. A value of 40 octal (a space) will disable repeat
compression.
.b
.i+10;Kermit-32>SET REPEAT_QUOTE octal-char-value
.b
Where 'octal-char-value' is the ASCII value (in octal) for the repeat quoting
character.
.i-1
.IF SYSTEM
3 RETRY
.ELSE SYSTEM
2 RETRY
.ENDIF SYSTEM

This command sets the maximum number of times Kermit-32 should try to send
specific packets. There are two retry maximums, one for the initial
connection packet (the "SEND-INIT"), the other for all other packets. The
default value for initial connections is 5. The default value for all other
packets is 16.
.b
.i+10;Kermit-32>SET RETRY type n
.b
Where 'type' is either INITIAL_CONNECTION (for initial connection packet)
or PACKET (for all other packets), and 'n' is the number of retries (in
decimal) to attempt.
.I-1
.IF SYSTEM
3 SEND
.ELSE SYSTEM
2 SEND
.ENDIF SYSTEM

It is possible to set various parameters associated with the receiving of the
data from the remote Kermit. SET SEND will enable you to set the various SEND
parameters. These parameters should not normally be set, since as part of the
transfer initialization process the two Kermit's exchange their RECEIVE
parameters. The capability of setting these parameters is provided so that
the transfer initialization can be completed even if the default parameters
are not correct.
.I-1
.IF SYSTEM
4 END_OF_LINE
.ELSE SYSTEM
3 END_OF_LINE
.ENDIF SYSTEM

This will set the end of line character the Kermit-32 will send to the remote
Kermit. This is the character which terminates a packet. The parameter must
be an octal number in the range 1 to 37. The default value is 15 octal (ASCII
CR, CTRL-M).
.b
.i+10;Kermit-32>SET SEND END_OF_LINE octal-char-value
.b
Where 'octal-char-value' is the ASCII value (in octal) of the character to use
for the end of line character.
.I-1
.IF SYSTEM
4 PACKET_LENGTH
.ELSE SYSTEM
3 PACKET_LENGTH
.ENDIF SYSTEM

This will set the SEND packet length. The value for this parameter must be
between 10 and 94. Packet lengths outside of this range are illegal. The
default value is 80.
.b
.i+10;Kermit-32>SET SEND PACKET_LENGTH n
.b
Where 'n' is the send packet length to use.
.I-1
.IF SYSTEM
4 PADCHAR
.ELSE SYSTEM
3 PADCHAR
.ENDIF SYSTEM

This parameter is the padding character that is sent to the remote Kermit. The
parameter must be an octal number in the range of 0 to 37 or 177. The default
value is 0 (ASCII NUL, [email protected]).
.b
.i+10;Kermit-32>SET SEND PADCHAR octal-char-value
.b
Where 'octal-char-value' is the ASCII value (in octal) of the character to be
used as a pad character.
.I-1
.IF SYSTEM
4 PADDING
.ELSE SYSTEM
3 PADDING
.ENDIF SYSTEM

This command will set the number of padding characters that will be sent to
the other Kermit. The default value is 0.
.b
.i+10;Kermit-32>SET SEND PADDING n
.b
Where 'n' is the number of padding characters to use.
.I-1
.IF SYSTEM
4 QUOTE
.ELSE SYSTEM
3 QUOTE
.ENDIF SYSTEM

This will set the quoting character that Kermit-32 will expect on incoming
messages. This is the character used to quote control characters. The
parameter must be an octal number in the range 40 to 176. The default value is
43 octal (ASCII "_#").
.b
.i+10;Kermit-32>SET SEND QUOTE octal-char-value
.b
Where 'octal-char-value' is the ASCII value (in octal) of the quoting
character.
.i-1
.IF SYSTEM
4 START_OF_PACKET
.ELSE SYSTEM
3 START_OF_PACKET
.ENDIF SYSTEM

This command will set the start of packet character for Kermit-32. The start
of packet character must be in the range of 1 to 37 octal. The default value
is 1 (ASCII SOH, CTRL-A). This value should only be changed if absolutely
necessary. It must be set the same in both Kermit's.
.b
.i+10;Kermit-32>SET SEND START_OF_PACKET octal-char-value
.b
Where 'octal-char-value' is the ASCII value (in octal) of the start-of-packet
character to use.
.I-1
.IF SYSTEM
4 TIMEOUT
.ELSE SYSTEM
3 TIMEOUT
.ENDIF SYSTEM

This will set the number of seconds before Kermit-32 will time out a message
it has sent to the other Kermit. This time out is used to handle transmission
errors which totally lose a message. The default value is 15 seconds.
.b
.i+10;Kermit-32>SET SEND TIMEOUT n
.b
Where 'n' is the number of seconds to wait for a message.
.i-1
.IF SYSTEM
3 SERVER_TIMER
.ELSE SYSTEM
2 SERVER_TIMER
.ENDIF SYSTEM

This specifies the number of seconds between timeouts during server command
wait. A value of 0 specifies that no timeouts should occur during server
command wait. When a Kermit server times out, it sends a NAK packet. Some
systems cannot clear piled-up NAKs from their input buffers; if you're using
such a system to communicate with a Kermit-32 server, and you expect to be
leaving the server idle for long periods of time, you should use this command
to turn off server command-wait timeouts.
.b
.i+10;Kermit-32>SET SERVER_TIMEOUT n
.b
Where 'n' is the number of seconds between server timeouts.

.I-1
.IF SYSTEM
3 TRANSMIT
.ELSE SYSTEM
2 TRANSMIT
.ENDIF SYSTEM

It is possible to set a few parameters associated with the raw TRANSMIT
command that vary both what the user sees on the screen as well as the speed of
the transmit.

.I-1
.IF SYSTEM
4 DELAY
.ELSE SYSTEM
3 DELAY
.ENDIF SYSTEM

This parameter is the amount of time to delay after each carriage return is
transmitted. Valid delay values range between 0 (the default) and 9 tenths of a
second. The format of the command is:
.b
.i+10;Kermit-32>SET TRANSMIT DELAY d
.b
Where 'd' is a single decimal digit representing tenths of a second.

Some remote hosts may not be able to receive the characters as fast as
Kermit-32 can send them. The TRANSMIT DELAY can be used to slow up the
transfer by adding a slight delay after each line is sent.

The transfer also runs slower if the transmit echo is on, and the remote system
is echoing the characters as it receives them. If the transmit delay is set to
9 tenths of a second, the remote system is echoing characters, the transmit echo
is on, and the remote system still cannot keep up, then the connection should be
made at a slower baud rate.

Conversely, the file transfer speed can be increased by: setting the delay to
0 and the echo off, stopping the remote system from echoing the characters it
receives, and connecting at higher baud rates.

.I-1
.IF SYSTEM
4 ECHO
.ELSE SYSTEM
3 ECHO
.ENDIF SYSTEM

This command controls what the user sees on the screen during the file
transfer. The format of the command is:
.b
.i+10;Kermit-32>SET TRANSMIT ECHO state
.b
Where 'state' is either ON or OFF.

By default, the transmit echo is left off and the user sees the number of each
line after it has been transmitted. With transmit echo on, the user sees
whatever the remote system would normally echo back to him while he is typing
in a file. Note that turning the echo on typically slows the file transfer
down.

.I-1
.IF SYSTEM
2 SHOW
.ELSE SYSTEM
1 SHOW
.ENDIF SYSTEM

The SHOW command will allow you to show the various parameters that are set
with the SET command.
.I-1
.IF SYSTEM
3 ALL
.ELSE SYSTEM
2 ALL
.ENDIF SYSTEM

The SHOW ALL command will cause all of the parameters to be listed.
.I-1
.IF SYSTEM
3 BLOCK_CHECK_TYPE
.ELSE SYSTEM
2 BLOCK_CHECK_TYPE
.ENDIF SYSTEM

This command will type out what type of block check is being requested.
.i-1
.IF SYSTEM
3 COMMUNICATIONS
.ELSE SYSTEM
2 COMMUNICATIONS
.ENDIF SYSTEM

This command will type out the communications line related parameters. This
includes the terminal line being used, the parity type, etc.
.I-1
.IF SYSTEM
3 DEBUGGING
.ELSE SYSTEM
2 DEBUGGING
.ENDIF SYSTEM

The SHOW DEBUGGING command will print the state of the debugging flag.
.I-1
.IF SYSTEM
3 DELAY
.ELSE SYSTEM
2 DELAY
.ENDIF SYSTEM

This will display the number of seconds delay that Kermit-32 will use before
attempting to send or receive a file.
.I-1
.IF SYSTEM
3 ESCAPE
.ELSE SYSTEM
2 ESCAPE
.ENDIF SYSTEM

This will display the current escape character for the CONNECT processing.
.I-1
.IF SYSTEM
3 FILE_PARAMETERS
.ELSE SYSTEM
2 FILE_PARAMETERS
.ENDIF SYSTEM

This will display the parameters related to files being used. This includes
the file type and the incomplete file disposition.
.I-1
.IF SYSTEM
3 INCOMPLETE_FILE_DISPOSITION
.ELSE SYSTEM
2 INCOMPLETE_FILE_DISPOSITION
.ENDIF SYSTEM

This will display the disposition of incompletely received files.
.I-1
.IF SYSTEM
3 LINE
.ELSE SYSTEM
2 LINE
.ENDIF SYSTEM

This command displays the terminal line that will be used for CONNECT and file
transfers commands.
.I-1
.IF SYSTEM
3 LOCAL_ECHO
.ELSE SYSTEM
2 LOCAL_ECHO
.ENDIF SYSTEM

This will display the status of the local echo flag.
.I-1
.IF SYSTEM
3 PACKET
.ELSE SYSTEM
2 PACKET
.ENDIF SYSTEM

This will display the current settings of the send and receive packet
parameters.
.I-1
.IF SYSTEM
3 PARITY
.ELSE SYSTEM
2 PARITY
.ENDIF SYSTEM

This will display the current parity setting.
.I-1
.IF SYSTEM
3 RECEIVE
.ELSE SYSTEM
2 RECEIVE
.ENDIF SYSTEM

The current values of the RECEIVE parameters will be displayed on the user's
terminal. Only the parameters that can be set will be displayed.
.I-1
.IF SYSTEM
3 RETRY
.ELSE SYSTEM
2 RETRY
.ENDIF SYSTEM

This command will show the maximum number of retries that Kermit-32 will
attempt to send a message to the remote Kermit.
.I-1
.IF SYSTEM
3 SEND
.ELSE SYSTEM
2 SEND
.ENDIF SYSTEM

All of the send parameters will be displayed on the user's terminal.
.I-1
.IF SYSTEM
3 TIMING
.ELSE SYSTEM
2 TIMING
.ENDIF SYSTEM

All of the timing parameters will be displayed on the user's terminal.
.I-1
.IF SYSTEM
3 TRANSMIT
.ELSE SYSTEM
2 TRANSMIT
.ENDIF SYSTEM

This will display the parameters related to the TRANSMIT command.
.I-1
.IF SYSTEM
3 VERSION
.ELSE SYSTEM
2 VERSION
.ENDIF SYSTEM

Displays the version number of Kermit-32 in use.
.i-1
.IF SYSTEM
2 STATUS
.ELSE SYSTEM
1 STATUS
.ENDIF SYSTEM

The current status of Kermit-32 will be displayed. This includes the number
of characters that have been sent and received from the remote Kermit. Also
included is an estimate of the effective baud rate of the transfer. This
number is not intended to be exact, but only an indication of what range of
throughput has been provided.
.i-1
.IF SYSTEM
2 TAKE
.ELSE SYSTEM
1 TAKE
.ENDIF SYSTEM

The TAKE command tells Kermit-32 to execute commands from the specified
file. You may also use the VAX/VMS notation "@" instead of Take to specify a
command file.
.b
.i+10;Kermit-32>TAKE file-spec
.i+5;or
.i+10;Kermit-32>TAKE file-spec /DISPLAY
.b
Where 'file-spec' is any normal VAX/VMS file specification. If file-spec does
not specify a file-type Kermit-32 will supply a default of .COM. The /DISPLAY
option causes the commands read from the file to be displayed on the user's
terminal.
.I-1
.IF SYSTEM
2 TRANSMIT
.ELSE SYSTEM
1 TRANSMIT
.ENDIF SYSTEM

The TRANSMIT command will allow you to transmit a file(s) to remote systems
that do not have Kermit available. Note that there is no error checking or
packets involved in this method of file transfer. The format of the command is:
.b
.i+10;Kermit-32>TRANSMIT file-spec
.b
Where 'file-spec' is any valid VAX/VMS file specification.

This command does a raw transmit of an ASCII file, one character at a time, with
carriage returns (no line-feeds) at the end of each line. It is used with
Kermit-32 in local mode. The user must first prepare the remote host to
receive the file by starting an edit session in input mode. Then the user can
escape back to Kermit-32 and issue the TRANSMIT command. After the transmit is
finished, the user then CONNECTs back to the remote host again and ends the
edit session.

.I-1
.IF SYSTEM
3 Control_Characters
.ELSE SYSTEM
2 Control_Characters
.ENDIF SYSTEM

During a file transmit, the following control characters can be used to affect
the transfer in progress:
.b
.i+10;CTRL-C - Abort the transmit
.i+10;CTRL-X - Abort the file currently being transmitted
.i+10;CTRL-Z - Abort the file group currently being transmitted
.b

.I-1
.IF SYSTEM
3 Delay
.ELSE SYSTEM
2 Delay
.ENDIF SYSTEM

Some remote hosts may not be able to receive the characters as fast as
Kermit-32 can send them. The SET TRANSMIT DELAY command can be used to slow up
the transfer by adding a slight delay after each line is sent.

The transfer also runs slower if the transmit echo is on, and the remote system
is echoing the characters as it receives them. If the transmit delay is set to
9 tenths of a second, the remote system is echoing characters, the transmit echo
is on, and the remote system still cannot keep up, then the connection should be
made at a slower baud rate.

Conversely, the file transfer speed can be increased by: setting the delay to
0 and the echo off, stopping the remote system from echoing the characters it
receives, and connecting at higher baud rates.

.I-1
.IF SYSTEM
3 Echo
.ELSE SYSTEM
2 Echo
.ENDIF SYSTEM

The SET TRANSMIT ECHO command controls what the user sees on the screen during
the file transfer. With transmit echo off, the user sees the number of each
line after it has been transmitted. With transmit echo on, the user sees
whatever the remote system would normally echo back to the user while he is
typing in a file.