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Kermit was developed at Columbia University. It was designed to facilitate the exchange of data among very different types of computers (mainly minicomputers and mainframes). You probably will not need to use Kermit unless you are calling a minicomputer or mainframe at an educational institution.

Version 4C of this file transfer program is available on most computers. Kermit can be used in comand-line mode or interactively. In both cases, kermit is intended to be run on each of the two computers that are in communication; one prepared to send and the other prepared to receive.

To use kermit in command-line mode, type the following:

kermit options filenames

replace options with the options you want to use. The -l option, indicating location, and the -b option, indicating baud rate, are both required. The -r option indicates you want to receive the files indicated in files, and the -s option indicates you want to send these files. Replace filenames with the names of the files you want to transfer. To get help, use the -h option.

To use kermit in interactive mode, type the following:


You should then see the fallowing:

(rigel) moeh {1246}> kermit
C-Kermit 5A(189), 30 June 93, SunOS 4.1 (BSD)
Type ? or HELP for help

In interactive mode, use the ? command to get help.

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