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NAME

       vstpg, vstpp - VisioBraille file transferring

SYNOPSIS

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

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  overridden
              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

       1    syntax error on command line
       2    connection with BrlNet error
       3    Unix file error
       4    Protocol error
       16   interrupted 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     <samuel.thibault@ens-lyon.org>     and     Sebastien     Hinderer
       <sebastien.hinderer@ens-lyon.fr>