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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] [-r] [-t] [-v] [-w
       window] port callsign [[via] digipeaters.....]

       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.

       -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.

       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 <>