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       cmdtool  -  run  a  shell (or other program) in an OpenWindows enhanced
       terminal window


       cmdtool [ -C ] [ -M bytes ] [ -P count ] [ -B boldstyle ] [ -I  command
            [ generic-tool-arguments ] [ program [ program-arguments ] ]


       This  command  is available with the OpenWindows user environment.  For
       information  about  installing  OpenWindows,  refer  to   the   Solaris
       installation documentation.


       cmdtool  is  the  standard  OpenWindows support facility for shells and
       other programs.  When invoked, cmdtool runs a program (usually a shell)
       in  a  text-based command window.  Characters typed on the keyboard are
       inserted at the caret.  If the program is a shell, that  shell  accepts
       and  runs commands in the usual manner.  cmdtool also supports programs
       that perform cursor motions directly, such as vi(1).

       The text of the  current  command  line  can  be  edited  using  normal
       textedit(1)  functions.   The  command  window  displays  a  log of the
       session, which can be scrolled through using the scrollbar (unless  the
       escape  command  mode is in effect).  This log can be edited, and saved
       by choosing the ‘Store as New File’ item in the text facility’s  pop-up


       -C             Console cmdtool.  Redirect system console output to this
                      cmdtool.  Display  console  messages  in  this  cmdtool,
                      which might otherwise appear in unexpected places on the
                      workstation screen.   Since  a  cmdtool  window  can  be
                      scrolled,  console  error  messages  can be recorded for
                      later examination.

       -M bytes       Set the log to wrap-around after the indicated number of

       -P count       Checkpoint  the  log  after  every  set of count editing

       -B boldstyle   Set the style for displaying  bold  text  to  boldstyle.
                      boldstyle  can be a string specifying one of the choices
                      for the term.boldstyle default, or it may be a numerical
                      value   for   one   of  those  choices,  from  0  to  8,
                      corresponding to the placement  of  the  choice  in  the

       -I command     Pass  command to the shell.  SPACE characters within the
                      command must be escaped.

                      cmdtool accepts the generic  tool  arguments  listed  in

       program [ program-arguments ]
                      If  a  program  argument is present, cmdtool runs it and
                      passes any remaining arguments to that program.   If  no
                      program  is given, cmdtool runs the program indicated by
                      the SHELL environment variable, or /bin/sh by default.


   .Xdefaults File Options
       You can  specify  a  number  of  defaults  using  the  options  in  the
       .Xdefaults  file  that  effect  the  behavior  of cmdtool.  The ones of
       interest are  those  that  begin  with  text,term,  or  keyboard.   See
       xview(7) for more detailed information.

   cmdtool Windows
       The  window  created  by  cmdtool is based on the text facility that is
       described in the textedit man page.  The user  is  given  a  prompt  at
       which  to  type  commands and pop-up menus from which to select command

       cmdtool windows support cursor motions,  using  an  /etc/termcap  entry
       called sun-cmd.  Command windows automatically set the TERM environment
       variable to sun-cmd.  So, if you rlogin(1) to a machine that  does  not
       have  an  entry for sun-cmd in its /etc/termcap file, the error message
       ‘Type sun-cmd unknown’ results.  To rectify this, type the comman  ‘set
       TERM=sun-cmd’.   Programs written using the curses(3X) library packages
       will work in a command window, but  programs  hard-coded  for  sun-type
       terminals  may  not.   When  supporting  a program that performs cursor
       motions, the command window automatically takes on the  characteristics
       of  a  tty window (as with shelltool(1)).  When that program terminates
       or sleeps, the full command window functionality is restored.

       cmdtool supports programs that use CBREAK and NO ECHO  terminal  modes.
       This support is normally invisible to the user.  However, programs that
       use RAW mode, such as rlogin(1)  and  script(1),  inhibit  command-line
       editing  with the mouse.  In this case, however, tty-style ERASE, word-
       kill and line-kill characters can still be used  to  edit  the  current
       command line.

   The cmdtool Menu
       The  cmdtool  window menu is called the Term Pane menu and contains the
       following options and their submenus:

       History   Creates a a list of commands used during the cmdtool session.
                           Editable  You  can edit the contents of the window.
                           Read Only You can only read from the window.
                 Store Log as new file
                           Create a new file that contains the contents of the
                 Clear log Clears all entries from the log.
       Edit      Provides a set of editing functions for this window.
                 Again     Repeats the last action.
                           Undo Last Edit
                                     Undoes the last edit made in cmdtool .
                           Undo All Edits
                                     Undoes all edits made during this session
                                     of cmdtool .
                 Copy      Makes a copy of the selected text and places it  on
                           the clipboard.
                 Paste     Pastes  a  copy of the text stored on the clipboard
                           at the cursor location.
                 Cut       Deletes the selected text.

       Find      Provides a set of find and replace functions.
                 Find and Replace
                           Brings up a pop-up menu containing text fields  and
                           command  buttons  that  allow you to search forward
                           and backward through  the  file  being  edited  for
                           specific  text  strings.   Allows  you  to  specify
                           options for the replacement of text.
                 Find Selection
                           Forward   Searches forward to find a selected  text
                           Backward  Searches backward to find a selected text
                 Find Marked Text
                           Brings up a pop-up menu that  allows  you  to  find
                           text  that  is  included  between specified bracket
                           pairs.  Also allows you to insert or remove bracket
                           pairs around selected text.
                 Replace |>field<| >
                           Allows  you  to  replace  selected text forward and
                           backward throughout the file.
       Extras    A  user-definable   pull-right   menu   controlled   by   the
                 /usr/lib/.text_extras_menu  file.   This can be overridden in
                 two ways:
                 1)   Change   the   value   of   the   .Xdefaults   parameter
                 text.extrasMenuFilename to the correct file path.
                 2)  Set  the  environment  variable  EXTRASMENU  to  the file
                 Note that option 1 overrides option 2 if both are used.   For
                 more information see the OpenWindows user documentation.
       File Editor
                 Enable    Allows you to edit files from within cmdtool.
                 Disable   Turns  off  the  ability  to edit files from within
                 Enables Scrolling
                           Enables scrolling within cmdtool.
                 Disable Scrolling
                           Turns off the ability  to  scroll  within  cmdtool.
                           Once   scrolling   in   cmdtool  is  disabled,  its
                           functionality is identical to shelltool and a  more
                           restricted   menu  appears.  Selecting  the  Enable
                           Scrolling option from the restricted menu  restores
                           the full menu and functionality of cmdtool.

   User Defined Keyboard Remapping
       The  file  ~/.textswrc  specifies  filter programs that are assigned to
       (available) function keys.  These filters are applied to  the  contents
       of the primary selection.  Their output is entered at the caret.

       Text  facility  accelerators  that  are  especially  useful  in command
       windows are described here.  See textedit(1) for more information.
       CTRL-RETURN       Position the caret at the bottom, and scroll it  into
                         view as determined by Text.LowerContext.
       Toggle between all-upper-case keyboard input, and mixed-case.


       /tmp/    log file


       rlogin(1),   script(1),  shelltool(1),  textedit(1),  vi(1),  xview(7),

       OpenWindows user documentation


       Typing ahead while cmdtool changes between its  scrollable  and  cursor
       motion modes will sometimes freeze cmdtool.

       Full  terminal  emulation is not complete.  Some manifestations of this
       deficiency are:

       ·  File completion in the C shell does not work.

       ·  Enhanced display of text is not supported.

                                 18 March 1992                      cmdtool(1)