MAN Solaris - VSTP (1)

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NAME

vstpg, vstpp - VisioBraille file transferring

CONTENTS

Synopsis
Description
Config File
Returned Value
Shell Expansions
Bugs
Author

SYNOPSIS

vstpg [-ifbnd] [-s socketport] [-k keyname] [-o configname] file ...

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DESCRIPTION

vstpg (resp. vstpp) gets (resp. puts) files from (resp. onto) a VisioBraille terminal.

For communicating with the terminal, you must launch brltty with the BrlNet driver, and telling BrlNet to use the VisioBraille driver.

Before putting on the terminal, file names are truncated to 8 characters without any extension.

Before getting from terminal, leading path and trailing extensions are removed, but put back for local filename.

COMMAND-LINE OPTIONS

-i ask for confirmation of transfer, for each file (on the terminal)
-f don’t ask for such a confirmation (default)
-b if they exists, recursively rename the old files with an added .x suffix, just like logrotate does
-n do not keep such backup file (default)
-s socketport
  use socketport as the port number instead of default for connecting to BrlNet
-k filename
  use filename as key path instead of default for reading BrlNet’s authentication key
-d use current directory rather than the download directory (see vbs_dir below)
-o filename
  also read filename as config file

CONFIG FILE

vstpg and vstpp read a configuration file $HOME/.vstprc which contains keywords or equalities, one per line (what follows a # is ignored).

You can ask them to also read any other file thanks to the -o option.

Here are keywords:

backup make -b option the default

nobackup
  make -f option the default

and equalities:
 

keyname = filename
  use this file instead of default, to find BrlNet’s authentication key

socketport = port
  use this port number, instead of default, to connect to BrlNet

vbs_ext = .ext
  use .ext as an extension for downloaded files (.vis by default) this is overriden on command line if an extension is provided in the file name

vbs_dir = path
  use path instead of current directory for putting files, except when using the -d option, or if the filename begins with ’.’

RETURNED VALUE

1syntax error on command line
2connection with BrlNet error
3Unix file error
4Protocol error
16interrupted by user

SHELL EXPANSIONS

Beware of special chars: * and . are often expanded by your shell, hence vstpp * will probably do what you want, putting every file existing in the current directory onto the terminal, but vstpg * may not do what you want: it will only get every file which already exist in the current directory, skipping those you just created on your terminal ! If you want to get every file which exist in the terminal, you should use vstpg ’*’ or something similar (please read your shell manual).

The same warning applies to other special chars, such as $, ~, &,... which should be protected by surrounding arguments by quotes (’) or by using single backslashes (\) just before them (please read your shell manual).

BUGS

The one we could find has been corrected :)

AUTHOR

Samuel Thibault <[email protected]> and Sébastien Hinderer <[email protected]>
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BrlNet VSTP (1) Jul 15, 2002
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