ASCII-XFR(1)            Linux Users Manual           ASCII-XFR(1)

NAME
       ascii-xfr - upload/download files using the ASCII protocol

SYNOPSIS
       ascii-xfr -s|-r [-dnv] [-l linedelay] [-c  characterdelay]
       filename

DESCRIPTION
       Ascii-xfr  Transfers  files  in  ASCII mode. This means no
       flow control, no checksumming and  no  file-name  negotia-
       tion.  It should only be used if the remote system doesn't
       understand anything else.

       The ASCII protocol transfers files line-by-line.  The  EOL
       (End-Of-Line)  character  is  transmitted  as  CRLF.  When
       receiving, the CR character is stripped from the  incoming
       file.   The Control-Z (ASCII 26) character signals End-Of-
       File.

       Ascii-xfr reads from stdin when receiving, and sends  data
       on stdout when sending. Some form of input or output redi-
       rection to the the modem device is thus needed when  down-
       loading or uploading, respectively.

OPTIONS
       -s     Send a file.

       -r     Receive a file. One of -s or -r must be present.

       -d     Use  the Control-D (ASCII 4) as End-Of-File charac-
              ter.

       -n     Do not translate CR to CRLF and vice versa.

       -v     Verbose: show tranfer statistics on the stderr out-
              put.

       -l milliseconds
              When  transmitting, pause for this delay after each
              line.

       -c milliseconds
              When transmitting, pause for this delay after  each
              character.

       file   Name  of  the file to send or receive. When receiv-
              ing, any existing file by this name will  be  trun-
              cated.

USAGE WITH MINICOM
       If  you  want  to call this program from minicom(1), start
       minicom and go to the Options menu. Select  File  transfer
       protocols.  Add the following lines, for example as proto-
       cols I and J.

       I  Ascii    /usr/bin/ascii-xfr -sv   Y   U   N   Y
       J  Ascii    /usr/bin/ascii-xfr -rv   Y   D   N   Y

AUTHOR
       Miquel van Smoorenburg, miquels@cistron.nl

SEE ALSO
       minicom(1)

                        Februari 18, 1996                       1