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        s3270 - IBM host access tool


        s3270 [options] [host]


        s3270 opens a telnet connection to an IBM host, then allows a script to
x3270(1), an X-win‐
        dows  IBM  3270  emulator.   It  implements  RFCs  2355 (TN3270E), 1576
        (TN3270) and 1646 (LU  name  selection),  and  supports  IND$FILE  file
        The full syntax for host is:
        Prepending  a  P: onto hostname causes the connection to go through the
        telnet-passthru service rather than directly to the host.  See PASSTHRU
        Prepending  an  S:  onto  hostname  removes  the "extended data stream"
        option reported to the host.  See -tn below for further information.
        Prepending an N: onto hostname turns off TN3270E support for  the  ses‐
        Prepending an L: onto hostname causes s3270 to first create an SSL tun‐
        nel to the host, and then create a TN3270 session  inside  the  tunnel.
        (This  function  is supported only if s3270 was built with SSL/TLS sup‐
        port).  Note that TLS-encrypted sessions  using  the  TELNET  START-TLS
        option  are  negotiated with the host automatically; for these sessions
        the L: prefix should not be used.
        A specific LU name to use may be specified  by  prepending  it  to  the
        hostname  with  an  ‘@’.   Multiple LU names to try can be separated by
        commas.  An empty LU can be placed in the list with an extra comma.
        The hostname may optionally be placed inside square-bracket  characters
        ‘[’  and  ‘]’.  This will prevent any colon ‘:’ characters in the host‐
        name from being interpreted as indicating option prefixes or port  num‐
        bers.  This allows numeric IPv6 addresses to be used as hostnames.
        On  systems  that support the forkpty library call, the hostname may be
        replaced with -e and a command string.  This will cause s3270  to  con‐
        nect to a local child process, such as a shell.
        The port to connect to defaults to telnet.  This can be overridden with
        the -port option, or by appending a port to the hostname with  a  colon
        ‘:’.   (For  compatability  with  previous  versions  of s3270 and with
tn3270(1), the port may also be specified as a second,  separate  argu‐


         s3270 understands the following options:
        -charset name
               Specifies  an  EBCDIC  host  character  set.  See CHARACTER SETS
        -clear toggle
               Sets the initial value of toggle to false.  The list  of  toggle
               names is under TOGGLES below.
        -im method
               Specifies  the  name  of  the input method to use for multi-byte
               input.  (Supported only when s3270 is compiled  with  DBCS  sup‐
        -km name
               Specifies  the  local encoding method for multi-byte text.  name
               is an encoding name recognized by the ICU  library.   (Supported
               only  when  s3270  is  compiled with DBCS support, and necessary
               only when s3270 cannot figure it out from the locale.)
        -model name
               The model of 3270 display to be emulated.  The model name is  in
               two parts, either of which may be omitted:
               The  first part is the base model, which is either 3278 or 3279.
               3278 specifies a monochrome 3270 display; 3279 specifies a color
               3270 display.
               The  second part is the model number, which specifies the number
               of rows and columns.  Model 4 is the default.
                             Model Number   Columns   Rows
                                  2           80       24
                                  3           80       30
                                  4           80       43
                                  5           132      27
               Note: Technically, there is no such 3270 display as a 3279-4  or
               3279-5, but most hosts seem to work with them anyway.
               The default model is 3278-4.
        -mono  Forces 3278 emulation.
        -oversize colsxrows
               Makes  the  screen  larger than the default for the chosen model
               number.   This  option  has  effect  only  in  combination  with
               extended data stream support (controlled by the "s3270.extended"
               resource), and  only  if  the  host  supports  the  Query  Reply
               structured  field.   The  number  of  columns  multiplied by the
               number of rows must not exceed 16383 (3fff hex),  the  limit  of
               14-bit 3270 buffer addressing.
        -port n
               Specifies  a  different TCP port to connect to.  n can be a name
               from /etc/services  like  telnet,  or  a  number.   This  option
               changes  the default port number used for all connections.  (The
               positional parameter affects only the initial connection.)
        -set toggle
               Sets the initial value of toggle to true.  The  list  of  toggle
               names is under TOGGLES below.
        -tn name
               Specifies  the  terminal  name to be transmitted over the telnet
               connection.  The default name is IBM-model_name-E, for  example,
               Some  hosts  are confused by the -E suffix on the terminal name,
               and will ignore the extra screen area on  models  3,  4  and  5.
               Prepending   an   s:   on   the   hostname,   or   setting   the
               "s3270.extended" resource to "false", removes the  -E  from  the
               terminal name when connecting to such hosts.
               The  name  can  also  be  specified  with  the  "s3270.termName"
        -trace Turns on data stream and event tracing at startup.  The  default
               trace file name is /tmp/x3trc.process_id.
        -tracefile file
               Specifies  a  file  to  save  data stream and event traces into,
               overriding the default of /tmp/x3trc.process_id.
        -tracefilesize size
               Places a limit on the size of a trace file.  If this  option  is
               not specified, or is specified as 0 or none, the trace file will
               be unlimited.  If  specified,  the  trace  file  cannot  already
               exist,  and  the  (silently enforced) minimum size is 64 Kbytes.
               The value of size can have a K or M suffix, indicating kilobytes
               or megabytes respectively.
        -xrm "s3270.resource: value"
               Sets  the  value  of  the  named  resource  to value.  Resources
               control  less  common  s3270  options,  and  are  defined  under
               RESOURCES below.
        The -charset option or the "s3270.charset" resource controls the EBCDIC
        host character set used by s3270.  Available sets include:
                 Charset Name         Code Page   Display Character
                 apl                  37          3270cg-1a
                 belgian              500         3270cg-1a 3270-cg1
                 bracket              37          3270cg-1a 3270-cg1
                 brazilian            275         3270cg-1a 3270-cg1
                 finnish              278         3270cg-1a 3270-cg1
                 french               297         3270cg-1a 3270-cg1
                 german               273         3270cg-1a 3270-cg1
                 icelandic            871         3270cg-1a 3270-cg1
                 iso-hebrew           424         iso8859-8
                 iso-turkish          1026        iso8859-9
                 italian              280         3270cg-1a 3270-cg1
                 japanese             1027+300    jisx0201.1976-0 +
                 norwegian            277         3270cg-1a 3270-cg1
                 russian              880         koi8-r
                 simplified-chinese   836+837     3270cg-1a iso8859-1
                                                  + gb2312.1980-0
                 slovenian            870         iso8859-2
                 thai                 838         iso8859-11
                 uk                   285         3270cg-1a 3270-cg1
                 us-intl              37          3270cg-1a 3270-cg1
        The  default  character  set is bracket, which is useful for common IBM
        hosts which use EBCDIC  codes  0xAD  and  0xBD  for  the  ‘[’  and  ‘]’
        characters, respectively.
        Some hosts use an ASCII front-end to do initial login negotiation, then
        later switch to 3270 mode.  s3270 will emulate an  ANSI  X.64  terminal
        until  the  host  places  it  in  3270 mode (telnet BINARY and SEND EOR
        modes, or TN3270E mode negotiation).
        If the host later negotiates to stop functioning in  3270  mode,  s3270
        will return to ANSI emulation.
        In NVT mode, s3270 supports both character-at-a-time mode and line mode
        operation.  You may select the mode with a menu option.  When  in  line
        mode,  the  special  characters  and  operational  characteristics  are
        defined by resources:
                     Mode/Character          Resource     Default
                     Translate CR to NL    s3270.icrnl     true
                     Translate NL to CR    s3270.inlcr     false
                     Erase previous        s3270.erase      ^?
                     Erase entire line      s3270.kill      ^U
                     Erase previous word   s3270.werase     ^W
                     Redisplay line        s3270.rprnt      ^R
                     Ignore special        s3270.lnext      ^V
                     meaning of next
                     Interrupt              s3270.intr      ^C
                     Quit                   s3270.quit      ^\
                     End of file            s3270.eof       ^D


        s3270 has a number of configurable modes which may be selected  by  the
        -set and -clear options.
               If set, s3270 operates in uppercase-only mode.
               If  set, s3270 behaves in some un-3270-like ways.  First, when a
               character is typed into a field, all nulls in the field  to  the
               left of that character are changed to blanks.  This eliminates a
               common  3270  data-entry  surprise.   Second,  in  insert  mode,
               trailing  blanks  in a field are treated like nulls, eliminating
               the annoying ‘lock-up’ that often occurs when inserting into  an
               field with (apparent) space at the end.
               If  set,  the  ANSI  terminal  emulator  automatically assumes a
               NEWLINE character when it reaches the end of a line.
        The names of the toggles for use with the -set and -clear  options  are
        as follows:
                         Option                   Name
                         Monocase                 monoCase
                         Blank Fill               blankFill
                         Track Cursor             cursorPos
                         Trace Data Stream        dsTrace
                         Trace Events             eventTrace
                         Save Screen(s) in File   screenTrace
                         Wraparound               lineWrap
        These  names are also used as the first parameter to the Toggle action.


        Here is a  complete  list  of  basic  s3270  actions.   Script-specific
x3270-script(1) manual page.
        Actions marked with an asterisk (*) may block, sending data to the host
        and possibly waiting for a response.
            *Attn                            attention key
            BackSpace                        move cursor left (or send
                                             ASCII BS)
            BackTab                          tab to start of previous input
            CircumNot                        input "^" in NVT mode, or
                                             "notsign" in 3270 mode
            *Clear                           clear screen
            *Connect(host)                   connect to host
            *CursorSelect                    Cursor Select AID
            Delete                           delete character under cursor
                                             (or send ASCII DEL)
            DeleteField                      delete the entire field
            DeleteWord                       delete the current or previous
            *Disconnect                      disconnect from host
            Down                             move cursor down
            Dup                              duplicate field
            *Enter                           Enter AID (or send ASCII CR)
            Erase                            erase previous character (or
                                             send ASCII BS)
            EraseEOF                         erase to end of current field
            EraseInput                       erase all input fields
            Execute(cmd)                     execute a command in a shell
            FieldEnd                         move cursor to end of field
            FieldMark                        mark field
            HexString(hex_digits)            insert control-character
            Home                             move cursor to first input
            Insert                           set insert mode
            *Interrupt                       send TELNET IP to host
            Key(keysym)                      insert key keysym
            Key(0xxx)                        insert key with ASCII code xx
            Left                             move cursor left
            Left2                            move cursor left 2 positions
            MonoCase                         toggle uppercase-only mode
            MoveCursor(row, col)             move cursor to (row,col)
            Newline                          move cursor to first field on
                                             next line (or send ASCII LF)
            NextWord                         move cursor to next word
            *PA(n)                           Program Attention AID (n from
                                             1 to 3)
            *PF(n)                           Program Function AID (n from 1
                                             to 24)
            PreviousWord                     move cursor to previous word
            Quit                             exit s3270
            Redraw                           redraw window
            Reset                            reset locked keyboard
            Right                            move cursor right
            Right2                           move cursor right 2 positions
            *Script(command[,arg...])        run a script
            *String(string)                  insert string (simple macro
            *SysReq                          System Request AID
            Tab                              move cursor to next input
            Toggle(option[,set|clear])       toggle an option
            ToggleInsert                     toggle insert mode
            ToggleReverse                    toggle reverse-input mode
            *Transfer(option=value...)       file transfer
            Up                               move cursor up
        The  Transfer  action  implements  IND$FILE file transfer.  This action
        requires that the IND$FILE program be installed on the  IBM  host,  and
        that  the  3270  cursor be located in a field that will accept a TSO or
        VM/CMS command.
        Because of the complexity and number of options for file transfer,  the
        parameters to the Transfer action take the unique form of option=value,
        and can appear in any order.  The options are:
        Option           Required?   Default   Other Values
        Direction           No       send      receive
        HostFile            Yes
        LocalFile           Yes
        Host                No       tso       vm
        Mode                No       ascii     binary
        Cr                  No       remove    add, keep
        Exist               No       keep      replace, append
        Recfm               No                 fixed, variable,
        Lrecl               No
        Blksize             No
        Allocation          No                 tracks,
        PrimarySpace        No
        SecondarySpace      No
        BufferSize          No       4096
        The option details are as follows.
               send  (the  default)  to  send  a  file  to the host, receive to
               receive a file from the host.
               The name of the file on the host.
               The name of the file on the local workstation.
        Host   The type of host  (which  dictates  the  form  of  the  IND$FILE
               command): tso (the default) or vm.
        Mode   Use  ascii  (the  default)  for  a  text  file,  which  will  be
               translated between EBCDIC and ASCII as  necessary.   Use  binary
               for non-text files.
        Cr     Controls  how  Newline  characters are handled when transferring
               Mode=ascii  files.   remove   (the   default)   strips   Newline
               characters  in local files before transferring them to the host.
               add adds Newline characters to  each  host  file  record  before
               transferring  it  to  the  local  workstation.   keep  preserves
               Newline characters when transferring a local file to the host.
        Exist  Controls what happens when the destination file already  exists.
               keep  (the  default)  preserves  the  file, causing the Transfer
               action to fail.  replace overwrites the  destination  file  with
               the  source  file.   append  appends  the  source  file  to  the
               destination file.
        Recfm  Controls the record   of  files  created  on  the  host.   fixed
               creates  a  file  with fixed-length records.  variable creates a
               file with variable-length records.   undefined  creates  a  file
               with  undefined-length  records  (TSO  hosts  only).   The Lrecl
               option controls the record length or maximum record  length  for
               Recfm=fixed and Recfm=variable files, respectively.
        Lrecl  Specifies the record length (or maximum record length) for files
               created on the host.
               Specifies the block size for files created on  the  host.   (TSO
               hosts only.)
               Specifies   the   units   for  the  TSO  host  PrimarySpace  and
               SecondarySpace options: tracks, cylinders or avblock.
               Primary allocation for a file created on a TSO host.  The  units
               are given by the Allocation option.
               Secondary  allocation  for  a  file  created on a TSO host.  The
               units are given by the Allocation option.
               Buffer size for DFT-mode  transfers.   Can  range  from  256  to
               32768.   Larger  values  give better performance, but some hosts
               may not be able to support them.
        There are several types of nested script functions available.
        The String Action
               The simplest method for  nested  scripts  is  provided  via  the
               String  action.  The arguments to String are one or more double-
               quoted strings which are inserted directly as if typed.   The  C
               backslash conventions are honored as follows.  (Entries marked *
               mean that after sending the AID code to  the  host,  s3270  will
               wait  for  the  host  to  unlock  the  keyboard  before  further
               processing the string.)
               \b      Left
               \f      Clear*
               \n      Enter*
               \pan    PA(n)*
               \pfnn   PF(nn)*
               \r      Newline
               \t      Tab
               \T      BackTab
               Note: The strings are in  ASCII  and  converted  to  EBCDIC,  so
               beware of inserting control codes.
               There is also an alternate form of the String action, HexString,
               which is used to  enter  non-printing  data.   The  argument  to
               HexString  is a string of hexadecimal digits, two per character.
               A leading 0x or 0X is optional.  In 3270 mode,  the  hexadecimal
               data  represent  EBCDIC  characters,  which are entered into the
               current field.  In NVT  mode,  the  hexadecimal  data  represent
               ASCII characters, which are sent directly to the host.
        The Script Action
               This  action  causes  s3270  to  start a child process which can
               execute s3270 actions.  Standard input and output from the child
               process  are  piped  back  to s3270.  The Script action is fully


        s3270  supports  the  Sun  telnet-passthru  service  provided  by   the
        in.telnet-gw server.  This allows outbound telnet connections through a
        firewall machine.  When a p: is prepended to  a  hostname,  s3270  acts
itelnet(1)  command.   It  contacts  the machine named
        internet-gateway at  the  port  defined  in  /etc/services  as  telnet-
        passthru  (which  defaults  to  3514).   It  then  passes the requested
        hostname and port to the in.telnet-gw server.


        Certain s3270 options can be configured via resources.   Resources  are
        defined by -xrm options.  The definitions are similar to X11 resources,
        and use a similar syntax.  The resources available in s3270 are:
        Resource      Default    Option           Purpose
        blankFill     False      -set blankFill   Blank Fill mode
        charset       bracket    -charset         EBCDIC character
        charset.foo                               Definition of
                                                  character set
        dsTrace       False      -trace           Data stream
        eof           ^D                          NVT-mode EOF
        erase         ^H                          NVT-mode erase
        extended      True                        Use 3270
                                                  extended data
        eventTrace    False      -trace           Event tracing
        ftCommand     ind$file                    Host file
                                                  transfer command
        icrnl         False                       Map CR to NL on
                                                  NVT-mode input
        inlcr         False                       Map NL to CR in
                                                  NVT-mode input
        intr          ^C                          NVT-mode
        kill          ^U                          NVT-mode kill
        lineWrap      False      -set lineWrap    NVT line wrap
        lnext         ^V                          NVT-mode lnext
        m3279         (note 1)   -mono            3279 (color)
        monoCase      False      -set monoCase    Mono-case mode
        numericLock   False                       Lock keyboard
                                                  for numeric
                                                  field error
        oerrLock      False                       Lock keyboard
                                                  for input error
        oversize                 -oversize        Oversize screen
        port          telnet     -port            Non-default TCP
        quit          ^\                          NVT-mode quit
        rprnt         ^R                          NVT-mode reprint
        secure        False                       Disable
        termName      (note 2)   -tn              TELNET terminal
                                                  type string
        traceDir      /tmp                        Directory for
                                                  trace files
        traceFile     (note 3)   -tracefile       File for trace
        werase        ^W                          NVT-mode word-
                                                  erase character
               Note  1: m3279 defaults to False.  It can be forced to True with
               the -model option.
               Note 2: The default terminal type string is constructed from the
               model  number,  color emulation, and extended data stream modes.
               E.g., a model 2 with  color  emulation  and  the  extended  data
               stream  option  would  be  sent as IBM-3279-2-E.  Note also that
               when TN3270E mode is used, the terminal type is always  sent  as
               some type of 3278.
               Note  3:  The  default  trace file is x3trc.pid in the directory
               specified by the traceDir resource.
        If more than one -xrm option is given for the same resource,  the  last
        one on the command line is used.


        Data Stream Programmer’s Reference, IBM GA23-0059
        Character Set Reference, IBM GA27-3831
        RFC 1576, TN3270 Current Practices
        RFC 1646, TN3270 Extensions for LUname and Printer Selection
        RFC 2355, TN3270 Enhancements


        Modifications Copyright 1993, 1994, 1995, 1996, 1997, 1999, 2000, 2001,
        2002, 2004 by Paul Mattes.
        Original X11 Port Copyright 1990 by Jeff Sparkes.
               Permission  to  use,  copy, modify, and distribute this software
               and its documentation for any purpose and without fee is  hereby
               granted,  provided that the above copyright notice appear in all
               copies and that both that copyright notice and  this  permission
               notice appear in supporting documentation.
        Copyright 1989 by Georgia Tech Research Corporation, Atlanta, GA 30332.
               All Rights Reserved.  GTRC hereby  grants  public  use  of  this
               software.    Derivative   works  based  on  this  software  must
               incorporate this copyright notice.
        s3270 is distributed in the hope that it will be  useful,  but  WITHOUT
        ANY  WARRANTY;  without even the implied warranty of MERCHANTABILITY or
        FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR  PURPOSE.   See  the  file  LICENSE  for  more


        s3270 3.3.4


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