Minix Man Pages

Man Page or Keyword Search:
Man Architecture
Apropos Keyword Search (all sections) Output format
home | help
TERM(1)                     General Commands Manual                    TERM(1)

       term - turn PC into a dumb terminal [IBM]

       term  [baudrate]  [parity] [bits_per_character] [-dial_string] [-ckcmd]

       term 2400           # Talk to modem at 2400 baud

       term 1200 7 even    # 1200 baud, 7 bits/char, even parity

       term 8 9600 /dev/tty01
                           # 9600 baud, 8 bits/char, no parity, use tty01

       term -atdt12345 /dev/tty01
                           # Start with a command to dial out

       term -cH'echo Hello World!' ...
                           # Bind a shell command to the 'H' key

       Term allows MINIX 3 to talk to a terminal or modem over RS232  port  1.
       The  program  first sets the baudrate, parity and character length, and
       then forks.  The parent sits in a loop copying from stdin (usually  the
       console's  keyboard), to the terminal or modem (/dev/tty00).  The child
       sits in a loop copying from  the  terminal  or  modem  (/dev/tty00)  to
       standard output.  Thus when RS232 port 1 is connected to a modem, every
       keystroke typed on the  keyboard  is  sent  to  the  modem,  and  every
       character  arriving  from  the  modem is displayed.  Standard input and
       output may be redirected, to provide a primitive file transfer program,
       with no checking.  Any argument that starts with -at is sent out to the
       modem, usually to dial out.  Term accepts  several  commands  that  are
       formed  by  typing  the  escape  character, CTRL-], and a letter.  Type
       CTRL-]? to see a list  of  commands.   The  subshell  command  is  very
       important,  it allows you to type in a ZMODEM command to transfer data.
       Do not quit term to do this, or your modem line will  be  reset!   Term
       keeps  the  modem  line  open  on  file  descriptor 9 while running the
       subshell, so you can type

            <&9 >&9

       at the end of your ZMODEM command to connect it  to  the  modem.   With
       -ckcmd  arguments  you  can bind shell commands to keys.  The character
       just after -c is the key to use, the rest of the  characters  form  the
       command  to  bind  to the key.  This command also has the modem open on
       file descriptor 9.

       Important note: to use  term,  it  is  essential  that  /etc/ttytab  is
       configured so that there is no login session started on the modem line.
       If there is, both the login session and term will try to read from  the
       modem, and nothing will work.

       rz(1), sz(1).