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tip(1c) 																   tip(1c)

       tip, cu - connect to a remote system

       tip [-v] [-speed] system-name
       tip [-v] [-speed] phone-number
       cu phone-number [-t] [-s speed] [-a acu] [-l line] [-#]

       The and commands establish a full-duplex connection to another system, giving the appearance of being logged in directly on the remote cpu.
       Modems must be present on your system and configured into the file in order for and to work.  See for information on  how  to  set  up  the

       You must have an account on the system (or equivalent) into which you wish to log in.  The preferred interface is The interface is included
       for those people attached to the ``call UNIX'' command of version 7.  This manual page describes only

       -# Uses specified speed (#) as baud rate.

       -l Uses specified terminal line.

       -v Displays all variable settings.

       Typed characters are normally transmitted directly to the remote system, which does the echoing as well.  A tilde  (~')	appearing  as  the
       first character of a line is an escape signal.  The tilde escapes are:

	  Drop the connection and exit (you may still be logged in on the remote machine).

	c  [name]
	  Change directory to name (no argument causes a change to your home directory).

	! Escape to a shell (exiting the shell returns you to ).

	> Copy file from local to remote.  The command prompts for the name of a local file to transmit.

	< Copy file from remote to local.  The command prompts first for the name of the file to be sent, then for a command to be executed on the
	  remote system.

	p  from [ to ]
	  Send a file to a remote UNIX host.  The put command causes the remote UNIX system to run the command string: cat > to,  while  sends	it
	  the  from file.  If the to file is not specified the from file name is used.	This command is actually a UNIX specific version of the ~>

	t Take a file from a remote UNIX host.	As in the put command the to file defaults to the from file  name  if  it  isn't  specified.   The
	  remote host executes the command string cat 'from';echo ^A to send the file to

	| Pipe	the  output  from  a remote command to a local UNIX process.  The command string sent to the local UNIX system is processed by the

	# Send a BREAK to the remote system.  For systems which don't support the necessary call the break is simulated  by  a	sequence  of  line
	  speed changes and DEL characters.

	s Sets a variable.  See the discussion below.

	v Displays sets as they are made.

	  Stop (only available with job control).

	? Displays a summary of the tilde escapes

       The  utility  uses  the	file  to  find how to reach a particular system and to find out how it should operate while talking to the system.
       Refer to for a full description.  Each system has a default baud rate with which to establish a connection.  If this value is not suitable,
       the baud rate to be used may be specified on the command line, for example, tip -300 mds.

       When establishes a connection it sends out a connection message to the remote system; the default value, if any, is defined in

       When  prompts  for an argument (for example, during setup of a file transfer) the line typed may be edited with the standard erase and kill
       characters.  A null line in response to a prompt, or an interrupt, will abort the dialogue and return you to the remote system.

       The command guards against multiple users connecting to a remote system by opening modems and terminal lines with exclusive access, and	by
       honoring the locking protocol used by

       During  file  transfers	provides  a  running count of the number of lines transferred.	When using the ~> and ~< commands, the eofread and
       eofwrite variables are used to recognize end-of-file when reading, and specify end-of-file when writing (see below).  File  transfers  nor-
       mally  depend  on tandem mode for flow control.	If the remote system does not support tandem mode, echocheck may be set to indicate should
       synchronize with the remote system on the echo of each transmitted character.

       When must dial a phone number to connect to a system it will print various messages indicating its actions.  The command supports two meth-
       ods  of	dialing modems.  Tailored subroutines built into support the DIGITAL DN-11, DF02, DF03, DF112, DF124, and DF224 modems, the Racal-
       Vadic 831 auto-call modem, the Ventel 212+ modem, Racal-Vadic 3451 modem, and the Bizcomp 1031 and 1032 integral call unit/modems.

       A generic dialer interface provides an alternative method to tailored subroutines for each type of modem.  The generic method uses  entries
       similar	to to provide with the information needed to activate some modem and place a call.  The file used by the generic dialer is and the
       format of entries in this file are described in

       Note that the generic dialer interface is used whenever the AT field from an entry of matches the name field of an entry of If no match	is
       found, then the tailored subroutine list is searched and will be used if that modem is supported there.

       When using a DIGITAL DF112 modem, disable the ``Interface Test Mode Indicate'' option (set switchpack2, switch 6 to the OFF position)..

       VARIABLES  The  command	maintains  a  set of variables which control its operation.  Some of these variables are read-only to normal users
       (root is allowed to change anything of interest).  Variables may be displayed and set through the s escape.  The syntax	for  variables	is
       patterned  after  and Supplying all as an argument to the set command displays all variables readable by the user.  Alternatively, the user
       may request display of a particular variable by attaching a ? to the end.  For example escape?  displays the current escape character.

       Variables are numeric, string, character, or boolean values.  Boolean variables are set merely by specifying their name; they may be  reset
       by  prepending a ! to the name.	Other variable types are set by concatenating an = and the value.  The entire assignment must not have any
       blanks in it.  A single set command may be used to interrogate as well as set a number of variables.  Variables may be initialized  at  run
       time by placing set commands (without the ~s prefix in a file .tiprc in one's home directory).  The -v option causes to display the sets as
       they are made.  Certain common variables have abbreviations.  The following is a list of common variables, their abbreviations,	and  their
       default values.

	      (bool) Discard unprintable characters when a session is being scripted; abbreviated be.

	      (num) The baud rate at which the connection was established; abbreviated ba.

	      (num) When dialing a phone number, the time (in seconds) to wait for a connection to be established; abbreviated dial.

	      (bool)  Synchronize  with the remote host during file transfer by waiting for the echo of the last character transmitted; default is

	      (str) The set of characters which signify an end-of-transmission during a ~< file transfer command; abbreviated eofr.

	      (str) The string sent to indicate end-of-transmission during a ~> file transfer command; abbreviated eofw.

	      (str) The set of characters which indicate an end-of-line.  The command will recognize escape characters only after an end-of-line.

	      (char) The command prefix (escape) character; abbreviated es; default value is ~.

	      (str) The set of characters which should not be discarded due to	the  beautification  switch;  abbreviated  ex;	default  value	is

	      (char) The character used to force literal data transmission; abbreviated fo; default value is ^P.

	      (num) The amount of data (in bytes) to buffer between file system writes when receiving files; abbreviated fr.

	      (str) The name of the host to which you are connected; abbreviated ho.

	      (char)  The  character  which  indicates an end-of-line on the remote host; abbreviated pr; default value is 0 This value is used to
	      synchronize during what data transfers.  The count of lines transferred during a file transfer command is based on receipt  of  this

	      (bool)  Upper  case  mapping  mode; abbreviated ra; default value is off.  When this mode is enabled, all lower case letters will be
	      mapped to upper case by for transmission to the remote system.

	      (char) The input character used to toggle upper case mapping mode; abbreviated rc; default value is ^A.

	      (str) The name of the file in which a session script is recorded; abbreviated rec; default value is tip.record.

	      (bool) Session scripting mode; abbreviated sc; default is off.  When script is true,  will  record  everything  transmitted  by  the
	      remote  system in the script record file specified in record.  If the beautify switch is on, only printable ASCII characters will be
	      included in the script file (those characters between 040 and 0177).  The variable exceptions is used to indicate  characters  which
	      are an exception to the normal beautification rules.

	      (bool) Expand tabs to spaces during file transfers; abbreviated tab; default value is false.  Each tab is expanded to 8 spaces.

	      (bool) Verbose mode; abbreviated verb; default is true.  When verbose mode is enabled, prints messages while dialing, shows the cur-
	      rent number of lines transferred during a file transfer operations, and more.

	      (str) The name of the shell to use for the ~! command; default value is /bin/sh.

	      (str) The home directory to use for the ~c command; default value is taken from the environment.

       Diagnostics are self-explanatory.

       /etc/remote		global system descriptions
       /etc/phones		global phone number data base
       /etc/acucap		shared autodial modem database
       ${REMOTE}		private system descriptions
       ${PHONES}		private phone numbers
       ~/.tiprc 		initialization file.
       /usr/spool/uucp/LCK..*	lock file to avoid conflicts with uucp

See Also
       acucap(5), phones(5), remote(5), uucpsetup(8)

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