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TRANSFERRING FILES
WITH DOS KERMIT

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Transferring Files with DOS Kermit
by Nancy McGough,  2 August 93

DOS Kermit is available at:
  ftp://kermit.columbia.edu/kermit/archives/msvibm.zip

Tips:  
*  To get a list of commands type: ?
*  To get a list of possible arguments to a command type:  command ?
   For example,  set ?  will list all the items that you can set, and  
   set file type ?  will list the possible file type settings.


1.  On the PC type:  kermit
    (Note prompt is MS-Kermit>)

2.  Dial the Internet host:  dial alias

3.  To connect, type:  C

4.  Login.

5.  If you are going to transfer a file from Unix to DOS, make 
    sure the name of the file conforms to DOS naming conventions, 
    i.e., xxxxxxxx.yyy (8-characters.3-characters).

6.  To start Kermit on the Unix host, type:  kermit
    (Note prompt is C-Kermit>)

7.  If you're going to transfer a binary file, type:  set file type binary
    (Note the default file type is text.)

8.  To put Kermit into server mode, type:  server

9.  To return to DOS, type:  CTRL+], c
    (Note prompt is MS-Kermit>)

10.  If it's a large file, type either:   set send packet-length 1000
                                    or:   set receive packet-length 1000

11.  If you're going to transfer a binary file, type:  set file type binary
     (Note the default file type is text, and yes you do need to 
     type this twice!)

12a.  To get a file from the Unix host to the PC, type:  get filename

12b.  To send a file from the PC to the Unix host, type:  send filename

13.  Repeat step 12a and/or 12b until you have transferred all 
     files of this type (binary or text).

14.  When you are done transferring files, type:  finish

15.  To return to the Unix host, type:  c

16.  To quit Kermit on the Unix host, type:  quit

17.  If you'd like, do other Unix things.

18.  To close your connection to the Unix host, type:  logout

19.  To return to DOS, type:  CTRL+], c

20.  To exit Kermit on DOS, type:  exit



 
 

 

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