OS/2 C-Kermit 5A(190)
NOTE: OS/2 C-Kermit is obsolete. It is replaced by
Kermit 95 for OS/2. The remainder of this page
is kept for historical reasons. Kermit 95 for OS/2 has all of the
features described below, and many more.
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OS/2 C-Kermit 5A(190) was released on October 4, 1994. This was the last
release of Kermit for OS/2 that included a 16-bit version for OS/2 1.x.
The major new features
since the previous release, 5A(189) in June 1993, were:
- A new file transfer recovery feature (the RESEND command) for
- A new file-transfer mode that transfers OS/2 files along with all
their attributes (read-only, hidden, system, and extended) and
extended attributes, either directly to another OS/2 system, or
for archival on a non-OS/2 system.
- Ability to transfer and replicate entire directory trees between
two OS/2 systems.
- A REXX interface, so C-Kermit scripts can contain REXX commands,
and REXX programs executed from within C-Kermit may contain
- NETBIOS and Named Pipe task-to-task communication support, both
ends, for peer-to-peer local area networking.
Numerous terminal-emulation improvements:
- VT220, ANSI, and VT100 emulations added (to VT102 and VT52);
- A full selection of keyboard verbs ("\Kverbs"), as in MS-DOS Kermit,
including a complete set of VT220 keyboard verbs (PF, F, keypad,
arrow, and editing keys) and a new keymap file, CKOVTK2.INI, to set
them up for you, and allowing the Num Lock key to be used as DEC
PF1 (or anything else);
- Hebrew terminal emulation for use with ALEPH library software;
- Mouse support added: mouse-directed cursor movement, copy-and-paste.
- Ability to assign user-defined macros to hot keys via \Kverbs;
- Executes APC escape sequences, just like MS-DOS Kermit, for
"auto-download", "auto-upload", and auto-anything-else;
- Improved colors, color control, new border color;
- Improved, context-sensitive popup help screens and status lines;
- Print/Dump screen;
- Many new host-controlled printer actions;
- Redirection of printer to file;
- New screen rollback options and features, increased rollback capacity;
- TELNET bugs fixed, TELNET screen-size negotiation added;
- Session debugging display, including graphic display of TELNET
options, control characters, and escape sequences;
- Compose Key for composing accented and special characters;
- New unique scan codes added for keypad period, Shift-Esc, Tab;
- Answerback string now includes C-Kermit version number and terminal type;
- Code page control.
File transfer improvements:
- File transfer recovery;
- ".LONGNAME" attribute supported on FAT file systems;
- Automatic directory creation for incoming files;
- SET FILE TYPE LABELED;
- Automatic parity detection during file transfer;
- Ability to transfer files with IBM mainframes thru non-transparent
3270 protocol converters;
- SET FILE COLLISION UPDATE really works now;
- Server's execution of REMOTE DIRECTORY, REMOTE TYPE, etc, fixed;
- Problems transferring with HP-48, CP/M, etc, fixed;
- New macros for activating external protocols;
- Ability to refer to directory and and filenames that contain spaces.
- Script programming speedups, fixes, and new features;
- An improved and more-flexible installation procedure;
- HP-Roman8 character-set support;
- Hebrew text-file transfer;
- Task list adjusted to show current serial port or network host;
- Command retry and recall, typeahead;
- More natural entry of OS/2 filenames.
File transfer recovery is the major new feature of C-Kermit
5A(190), and is also available in the UNIX and other C-Kermit versions as well
as in MS-DOS Kermit 3.14 and in the new release of IBM Mainframe Kermit.
Should a binary-mode transfer terminate prematurely, for example because the
phone or network connection was lost, you can pick it up where it left off
without having to retransmit the data that was sent so far.
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