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File transfer with TERMINAL

Actually there is KERMIT for almost every system, but even here exceptions confirm the rule! According to my current knowledge KERMIT is not available for CP/M-86 on the IBM PC/XT. Please mail me, if I am wrong!

CP/M-86, serial configuration
CP/M-86, serial configuration

I am using the program TERMINAL from Kirk Lawrence (look for package: 86COMM.ZIP). This program is very simple, works fine but allows only a download (RECEIVE) via XMODEM, no upload (SEND).

On the other PC side (PII, DOS 6.22) I use TERM95 from the Norton Commander package. TERM95 supports all possible protocols, including XMODEM.

TERM95, sending with XMODEM
TERM95, sending with XMODEM

After all TERMINAL works fine with 9.600 BAUD (9.600, 8, N, 1). The data transfer takes some time, but ... My first modem had a transmission speed of 2.400 BAUD! So keep calm.

So that you do not have to transfer each file individually, you should combine all files with LU to form an LBR package and unpack them again with DELBR after the transfer to CP/M-86 (IBM PC/XT). Unfortunately there is no PKZIP under CP/M-86! Too bad.

TERMINAL, downloading a LBR archive
TERMINAL, downloading a LBR archive

Basically I am satisfied with TERMINAL, but ... It is unfortunately only a one-way street, because a SEND is not possible. There is nothing like KERMIT. My complete Kaypro 10 with several USER areas is completely saved in 20-30 minutes!

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