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TIP(1)			FreeBSD	General	Commands Manual			TIP(1)

NAME
     tip -- connect to a remote	system

SYNOPSIS
     tip [-v] -speed system-name
     tip [-v] -speed phone-number

DESCRIPTION
     The tip command establishes a full-duplex connection to another machine,
     giving the	appearance of being logged in directly on the remote cpu.  It
     goes without saying that you must have a login on the machine (or equiva-
     lent) to which you	wish to	connect.

     Available Option:

     -v	     Set verbose mode.

     Typed characters are normally transmitted directly	to the remote machine
     (which does the echoing as	well).	A tilde	(`~') appearing	as the first
     character of a line is an escape signal; the following are	recognized:

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

     ~c	[name]
	   Change directory to name (no	argument implies change	to your	home
	   directory).

     ~!	   Escape to a shell (exiting the shell	will return you	to tip).

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

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

     ~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
	   tip sends it	the ``from'' file.  If the ``to'' file isn't specified
	   the ``from''	file name is used.  This command is actually a UNIX
	   specific version of the ``~>'' command.

     ~t	from [to]
	   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 speci-
	   fied.  The remote host executes the command string ``cat
	   'from';echo ^A'' to send the	file to	tip.

     ~|	   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
	   shell.

     ~$	   Pipe	the output from	a local	UNIX process to	the remote host.  The
	   command string sent to the local UNIX system	is processed by	the
	   shell.

     ~C	   Fork	a child	process	on the local system to perform special proto-
	   cols	such as	XMODEM.	 The child program will	be run with the	fol-
	   lowing somewhat unusual arrangement of file descriptors:
		 0 <-> local tty in
		 1 <-> local tty out
		 2 <-> local tty out
		 3 <-> remote tty in
		 4 <-> remote tty out

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

     ~s	   Set a variable (see the discussion below).

     ~^Z   Stop	tip (only available with job control).

     ~^Y   Stop	only the ``local side''	of tip (only available with job	con-
	   trol); the ``remote side'' of tip, the side that displays output
	   from	the remote host, is left running.

     ~?	   Get a summary of the	tilde escapes

     The tip utility uses the file /etc/remote to find how to reach a particu-
     lar system	and to find out	how it should operate while talking to the
     system; refer to remote(5)	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, e.g.	`tip -300 mds'.

     When tip establishes a connection it sends	out a connection message to
     the remote	system;	the default value, if any, is defined in /etc/remote
     (see remote(5)).

     When tip prompts for an argument (e.g. 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 dia-
     logue and return you to the remote	machine.

     The tip utility guards against multiple users connecting to a remote sys-
     tem by opening modems and terminal	lines with exclusive access, and by
     honoring the locking protocol used	by uucico(8).

     During file transfers tip 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 tip should
     synchronize with the remote system	on the echo of each transmitted	char-
     acter.

     When tip must dial	a phone	number to connect to a system it will print
     various messages indicating its actions.  The tip utility supports	modems
     that use the AT command set.  The tip utility uses	the file /etc/modems
     to	find out how to	operate	with a particular modem; refer to modems(5)
     for a full	description.

   VARIABLES
     The tip utility 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 vi(1) and
     Mail(1).  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 concate-
     nating 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 tip	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	val-
     ues.

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

     baudrate	   (num) The baud rate at which	the connection was estab-
		   lished; abbreviated ba.

     chardelay	   (num) Number	of milliseconds	to delay after the transmis-
		   sion	of each	character; abbreviated cdelay.

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

     echocheck	   (bool) Synchronize with the remote host during file trans-
		   fer by waiting for the echo of the last character transmit-
		   ted;	default	is off.

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

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

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

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

     exceptions	   (str) The set of characters which should not	be discarded
		   due to the beautification switch; abbreviated ex; default
		   value is ``\t\n\f\b''.

     force	   (char) The character	used to	force literal data transmis-
		   sion; abbreviated fo; default value is `^P'.

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

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

     linedelay	   (num) Number	of milliseconds	to delay after the transmis-
		   sion	of each	line; abbreviated ldelay.

     login	   (str) Pathname of a login shell script to run once con-
		   nected; standard input and output are redirected to the
		   remote host.	 Leading tildes	in the pathname	are expanded
		   expansion; abbreviated li.

     logout	   (str) Pathname of a shell script to run before disconnect-
		   ing;	standard input and output are redirected to the	remote
		   host.  Leading tildes in the	pathname are expanded expan-
		   sion; abbreviated lo.

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

     raise	   (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 tip for transmis-
		   sion	to the remote machine.

     raisechar	   (char) The input character used to toggle upper case	map-
		   ping	mode; abbreviated rc; default value is `^A'.

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

     script	   (bool) Session scripting mode; abbreviated sc; default is
		   off.	 When script is	true, tip will record everything
		   transmitted by the remote machine 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.

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

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

ENVIRONMENT
     The tip utility uses the following	environment variables:

     SHELL	 (str) The name	of the shell to	use for	the ~! command;
		 default value is ``/bin/sh'', or taken	from the environment.

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

     HOST	 Check for a default host if none specified.

     The variables ${REMOTE} and ${PHONES} are also exported.

FILES
     /etc/modems	     Global modem configuration	data base.
     /etc/remote	     Global system descriptions.
     /etc/phones	     Global phone number data base.
     ${REMOTE}		     Private system descriptions.
     ${PHONES}		     Private phone numbers.
     ~/.tiprc		     Initialization file.
     tip.record		     Record file.
     /var/log/aculog	     Line access log.
     /var/spool/lock/LCK..*  Lock file to avoid	conflicts with uucp(1).

DIAGNOSTICS
     Diagnostics are, hopefully, self explanatory.

SEE ALSO
     cu(1), phones(5), remote(5)

HISTORY
     The tip command appeared in 4.2BSD.

BUGS
     The full set of variables is undocumented and should, probably, be	pared
     down.

FreeBSD	10.1			April 18, 1994			  FreeBSD 10.1

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