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NAME

       tn5250 - an implementation of the 5250 telnet protocol

SYNOPSIS

       tn5250 [OPTIONS] HOSTNAME
       xt5250 [OPTIONS] HOSTNAME
       tn5250 -version

DESCRIPTION

       tn5250  emulates IBM’s 5250 compatible terminals to connect over TCP/IP
       to an IBM AS/400.  The terminal emulation works on any  local  terminal
       supported  by curses, and provides 132x27 and full colour support where
       possible.

       An IBM 5250 terminal supports a number of special keys, and does a  lot
       of processing itself before sending data to the host system.  Because a
       standard ASCII terminal does not support all these  keys,  tn5250  uses
       control sequences to perform the operations.

       Named  session  support  (with the env.DEVNAME option) is available for
       most versions of OS/400, but is  only  supplied  with  V4R3  and  later
       versions.  For V3R2, V3R7, V4R1 and V4R2, please see informational APAR
       II10918.

OPTIONS

       tn5250 options are described in the tn5250rc(5) man page.

USAGE

       This manual assumes  that  the  user  is  familiar  with  a  real  5250
       terminal,  or  another  5250  emulator,  and  only  describes  features
       relevant to tn5250 itself.

   Keyboard Mapping
       The following table lists the 5250 functions implemented by tn5250, and
       the  corresponding keypresses.  Keys are represented as Emacs does: C-a
       means hold Ctrl and press A, M-a means press Esc or C-g followed by  A,
       and C-M-a means press Esc or C-g followed by C-a.  Most setups also let
       you use the Alt or Meta key for M- keypresses.

       Function     Keypress
       ----------------------------------------
       F1 - F10     f1 to f10, M-1 to M-
       F11          f11 [1], M--
       F12          f12 [1], M-=
       F13 - F24    f13 to f24 [1], M-! to M-+
       Enter        return, enter, C-j, C-m
       Left         left
       Right        right
       Up           up
       Down         down
       Roll Up      next, pagedown, C-d, C-f
       Roll Down    prev, pageup, C-b, C-u
       Backspace    backspace [1]
       Home         home, C-o
       End          end
       Insert       insert, M-i, M-delete
       Delete       delete [1]
       Reset        C-r, M-r
       Print        C-p, M-p
       Help         M-h

       SysReq       C-c, M-s
       Clear        M-c
       FieldExit    C-k, M-x
       TestReq      C-t
       Toggle       M-t
       Erase        C-e
       Attn         C-a, M-a
       Dup          M-d
       Field+       C-x, + [2]
       Field-       M-m, - [2]
       NewLine      C-M-j
       Next Field   tab, C-i
       Prev Field   backtab [1]
       ----------------------------------------
       Refresh      C-l, M-l
       Quit         C-q

       1. Which keys generate f11-f24, backtab, backspace and delete  is  very
          dependent on the configuration of the terminal.

       2. + and - only work as Field+ and Field- in signed numeric fields.

   Display
       The  screen  display  tries  to  be the same as a colour 5250 terminal.
       There are some unavoidable differences though:

       ·  ASCII  terminals  (and  curses)  do  not  support  the  5250  column
          separators.

       ·  Some  terminals  (mostly  ones  based  on  the VGA text mode) do not
          support underlining.  If this is the case and tn5250 does not detect
          it automatically, you should pass the -u option.

       ·  Some terminals (such as xterm) do not support blinking text.

EXAMPLES

       These are some examples of the use of tn5250:

       tn5250 as400sys
              Connect  to  the  system as400sys, using the default translation
              map (37) and a generated session name (QPADEV####).

       tn5250 map=870 env.DEVNAME=session1 env.TERM=IBM-3477-FC as400sys
              Connect to as400sys using the  translation  map  for  CCSID  870
              (Eastern  Europe), the session name SESSION1 and with a terminal
              supporting colour and a 132x27 display.

BUGS

       Please report any bugs you find to the bug tracker or to the  linux5250
       mailing list.  See the tn5250 web site for more details.

SEE ALSO

       tn5250rc(5),   lp5250d(1),   http://tn5250.sourceforge.net/,   RFC1205,
       RFC2877, II10918.

COPYRIGHT

       tn5250 is copyright 1997  -  2001  Michael  Madore.   This  manpage  is
       copyright 1999 - 2001 Carey Evans.

       This program is free software; you can redistribute it and/or modify it
       under the terms of the GNU Lesser General Public License  as  published
       by  the Free Software Foundation; either version 2.1 of the License, or
       (at your option) any later version.

       This program 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  GNU
       Lesser General Public License for more details.

       You  should  have  received  a  copy  of  the GNU Lesser General Public
       License along with this program; if not, write  to  the  Free  Software
       Foundation,  Inc.,  59  Temple Place, Suite 330, Boston, MA  02111-1307
       USA

AUTHORS

       tn5250 was written by Michael Madore, Jay  Felice,  Scott  Klement  and
       others; see the AUTHORS file for details.  This manual page was written
       by Carey Evans.

                               12 November 2001                      TN5250(1)