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       axcall - make an AX.25, NET/ROM or Rose connection.


       For AX.25
       axcall  [-b  l|e]  [-d] [-h] [-m s|e] [-p paclen] [-s mycall] [-r] [-t]
       [-T   timeout]   [-v]   [-w   window]   [-W]   port   callsign   [[via]

       For NET/ROM
       axcall [-d] [-h] [-p paclen] [-r] [-t] [-v] port callsign

       For Rose
       axcall   [-d]   [-h]  [-r]  [-t]  [-v]  port  callsign  address  [[via]


       Axcall is the  general  purpose  AX.25,  NET/ROM  and  Rose  connection
       program. As is normal in AX.25 it runs entirely in line mode. All CR/LF
       translation is done transparently. The program  provides  ASCII,  YAPP,
       YAPP-C  and  7+  file transfer facilities. Some of the options are only
       valid in AX.25 mode, the program will quietly ignore them if  given  in
       NET/ROM mode or in Rose mode.

       This  version  of  axcall incorporates many changes that include a much
       improved user interface. The port name is mandatory and is the name  of
       the  port  which  the  connection will be made on. The port name may be
       either an AX.25, a NET/ROM port or a Rose port, axcall  will  determine
       which automatically.

       When  using  NET/ROM  the  use of digipeaters is meaningless and is not
       supported. However  when  using  Rose  up  to  one  digipeater  may  be
       specified,  as  well  as  the  Rose address of the distant node and the
       callsign of the remote station. The Rose address  must  be  ten  digits
       long  and  it  must exist in the Rose node tables. For Rose connects to
       work axparms must have been used to set a callsign/uid mapping for  the
       userid in use.


       -b l|e    Sets the method of backoff to use with AX.25 connections. The
                 default is taken from the  port  specification,  but  can  be
                 overridden  by  this  option.   Valid values are l for linear
                 backoff, and e for exponential backoff.

       -d        Turn on socket level debugging.

       -h        Selects Slave mode.

       -m s|e    Sets the AX.25 mode to use. The default  is  taken  from  the
                 port  specification,  but  can  be overridden by this option.
                 Valid values are s for normal (modulus 8) AX.25 operation, or
                 e for extended (modulus 128) AX.25 operation.

       -p paclen Specify  a specific maximum amount of data to be sent in each
                 AX.25 packet.

       -s mycall Connect using the specified source axcall (you may need to be

       -R        Disable  all  remote  commands  like  autobin  (#BIN#), 7plus
                 downloads, //echo, etc.  This is useful for  scripting  where
                 you  just  don't  like  the  remote  site to trigger uncaught
                 conditions here.

       -S        Be silent. Useful for using axcall in shellscripts  (together
                 with option -r) in order to be really transparent.

       -T timeout
                 Set  idle  timeout  seconds after a connection will be closed
                 automaticaly when there's no data being transferred (in-  and
                 outbound).  If  timeout  is  set to 3600, the connection will
                 close after 1h inactivity. A value of 0.5 is 500ms.

       -r        Selects Raw mode.

       -t        Selects Talk mode.

       -v        Display the version.

       -w window Specify a specific AX.25 window  for  this  connection.  Only
                 valid in AX.25 mode.

       -W        Wait  for remote disconnect even if stdin is closed. Normaly,
                 "echo q | axcall ax0 db0fhn" closes immediately  after  "echo
                 q"  terminates;  thus  we never see the greeting from db0fhn.
                 With the -W option, axcall waits until the ax25-connection is
                 disconnected  (i.e.  db0fhn  disconnects  after "q" command).
                 Very useful for scripting. You might like to combine it  with
                 the -T option.

       The  axcall  program  interprets  lines beginning with a '~' specially.
       The following '~' escapes are available.

       ~?              List escapes

       ~~              A ~ symbol

       ~.              Close connection

       ~! [command]    Run a command

       ~0              Change to Raw mode

       ~1              Change to Slave mode

       ~2              Change to Talk mode

       ~a              Start a file transfer (Autobin)

       ~b              Start a file transfer (Binary)

       ~c              Close the logfile

       ~h              List escapes

       ~o [filename]   Open a logfile (default 'logfile.txt')

       ~r              Reconnect to remote station

       ~s              Stop an upload

       ~u [filename]   Upload a file (ASCII upload)

       ~yu [filename]  Upload a file (YAPP upload)

       ~yd [filename]  Download a file (YAPP download)

       ~z              Suspend program

       The program provides no terminal emulation features. These are left  up
       to  the  console  facilities  of  the  terminal  in use. The program is
       however '8 bit clean'.




       axlisten(1),  mheard(1),  ax25(4),  netrom(4),   rose(4),   axports(5),
       nrports(5), rsports(5), axparms(8), nrparms(8), rsparms(8).


       Alexander Tietzel DG6XA <>
       Joerg Reuter DL1BKE <>
       Alan Cox GW4PTS <>
       Jonathan Naylor G4KLX <>
       Steve Henson G6IXS <>

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