Release date: 
Tuesday, 23 March, 1993



PMFTERM is a general purpose terminal emulator for OS/2. PMFTERM provides FTTERM color emulation, as well as DEC VT100, ANSI and line-mode TTY support. Support for multiple font sizes, automatic logon keying (Autokeys) as well as color selection for FTTERM emulation is provided, as well as screen print, cut and paste.

Two file transfer protocols are supported, IND$FILE and XMODEM. File transfers can be invoked by pulldown menus or by the command line interface programs PSEND and PRECEIVE.

This software is distributed as compressed package. You have to download and manually install it; if prerequisites are required, you will have to manually install them too.

Following ones are the download links for manual installation:

PMFTERM v. 1.5 (23/3/1993, International Business Machines Corporation (IBM)) Readme/What's new
PMFTERM 1.5 Release History --------------- Release 1.2 Initial release of PMFTERM Release 1.3 8/31/92 Added \o to autokey sequences to allow sending a CTRL-E to certain ROLM switches. Fixed a data integrity bug in XMODEM download. Under certain circumstances the receive block count could be updated when in fact the block was received with bad checksum/CRC, causing loss of data in increments of the receive block size (128/1024) with no error messages. Release 1.4 9/7/92 Added File Capture mode. Selecting File Capture from the action bar tells PMFTERM to start saving line input data in a 64KB buffer. The data is saved in raw format, ie. all escape sequences are stored, as well as control characters. Unpredictable results may occur if binary data such as XMODEM file transfer is captured. When the File Capture menu item is unchecked the contents of the capture buffer are saved in the clipboard, where they can be retrieved by an editor and view or saved in a file. This release was never available outside of IBM. Release 1.5a 9/20/92 PMFTERM now changes the Task List when the profile is changed, so that the name in the Task List matches the PMFTERM title bar. A beep is sounded when Print Screen complete. Another thread added to handle keyboard input. This release was never available outside of IBM. Release 1.5 2/11/93 Fixed problem with TSO where screen was cleared before entering IND$FILE command. Fixed problems with IND$FILE and 3174 AEA. Added support in FTTERMC for Host Directed Print. Output is sent to the spooler default printer, which is assumed to be IBM4201 data stream compatible. Fixed ATTN key (Alt+F5). Fixed cursor in the middle of fonts larger than 10 high. End of Release History ---------------------- Welcome to PMFTERM! I have tried to implement a version of FTTERM for OS/2, without having to resort to EE CM. ************************************************************************* PLEASE NOTE THAT ASCII-EBCDIC TRANSLATION MAY NOT BE FTTERM-COMPATIBLE FOR CERTAIN SPECIAL CHARACTER CODES SUCH AS [, ], \, ^ AND A FEW OTHERS! ************************************************************************* Select Menu Item "Help + Help Index..." and browse it for a good description of PMFTERM. Keyboard mapping can't be changed. The following codes are assigned: (left) ENTER - New Line key on Enhanced Keyboards, Enter key on AT keyboard. (pad) ENTER - Enter key on Enhanced Keyboards HOME and PAUSE - Clear Screen (FTTERM/VT100 only) END - Erase to End of Line (FTTERM only) F1-F12 - Program function keys for 3708/7171 Shift+F1/F2 - F11 or F12 on 10 PF key keyboards Ctrl+F1 and Alt+Insert - PA1 (FTTERM/VT100 only) Ctrl+F2 and Alt+Home - PA2 (FTTERM/VT100 only) Alt+F5 - ATTN (FTTERMC+3708/3174 only) Right CTRL key on enhanced keyboards - Enter (FTTERM only) Ctrl+r - 3708/7171 Reset sequence Ctrl+n - IBM 5842 <Com> command Ctrl+s/q/o - Xoff/Xon/SI commands (mainly VT100) Ctrl+C - Break ----------------------------------------------------------------------- I N S T A L L A T I O N 1. Download PMFTRM.ZIP and unZip it to a directory. 2. Add one of the following lines to your CONFIG.SYS : DEVICE=C:\OS2\COM01.SYS (AT type machines Release 1.2+) DEVICE=C:\OS2\COM02.SYS (PS/2 machines OS/2 1.2+) DEVICE=C:\OS2\COM.SYS (Version 2.0 and above) 3. PCASSI 3.0 Users can use the provided .CUS file. This customization file invokes PSEND/PRECEIVE instead of SEND/RECEIVE, and uses host session "I" instead of "A" as the default. 4. Run PMTDFLTS from an OS/2 windowed command prompt. This will create a number of useful model terminal profiles which can be used as a basis for your own profiles. 5. Copy PMFTERM.HLP from your directory into a directory in the HELP= path. 6. To setup a terminal profile "on the fly", (for example, the IBM Information Network using FTTERM Color emulation mode) execute PMFTERM.EXE from the OS/2 command prompt and do the following: Select "Settings" "Select Profile" from the menu bar. Change the name "DEFAULT" to "FTTERMC" or anything else. Change Terminal Emulation to FTTERMC. Set the Modem Speed for your modem. Set COM1-4. Push the "Keys" pushbutton. Configure the autokey sequences for IIN as follows: Send: ATE1\r (the \r is "return") Response: OK (wait for OK) Send: ATDT18003338496\r (dial IIN) Response: TYPE: (wait for Terminal TYPE:) Send:19\r (type code for FTTERM) Response: ===> (wait for response) Send: xxxx\tyyyyyyyy (account code=xxxx, \t=Tab, userid) Push the OK button. Check the "Save" and "Default" check boxes, and push the "OK" button. The system will now dial IIN. To abort an autokey sequence, select "Connect" "Abort" from the Menu and hit any key on the keyboard to kill the ATDT in the modem. The default (startup) profile is now set to FTTERMC (with your autokey sequences) and will be selected at startup time. To redial, select "Connect" "Connect" from the Menu. ------------------------------------------------------------------------ Allowed Autokey escape (\) sequences: \r Send a carriage return \t or \> Send a tab \< Send a backtab \n Send a new line \d Send the IBM 5842 CTRL-N character \c Send a Ctrl+C (ETX) \w Wait 1 second \o Send CTRL-E to R<O>LM switch ** new 1.3 ** \e Send an ESC character For anything else, the '\' is ignored and the character following it is sent "as-is". To send a '\', therefore, put a '\\' in the autokey sequence to be sent. ------------------------------------------------------------------------- You can create any number of profiles. Check the "Save" checkbox and overtype the name of the profile to be saved. To use a profile at startup time (ie. override the DEFAULT profile) either change the Program Properties "Parameters" to the name of the profile, or go to the OS/2 Windowed Command Prompt and type: PMFTERM [[x:]MYPROF] where MYPROF is the name of the profile to be used instead of DEFAULT, and x: is a single character "session id" which is followed by a colon. The session id is used to name internal queues and PMFTERM will ensure that it is unique to each instance of the PMFTERM program in the system. The session ID is used as part of the host file transfer PSEND/PRECEIVE command to point to the correct instance of PMFTERM, such that if you start PMFTERM against COM1 and then again against COM2 (hopefully you have 2 COM ports and modems available) you could open a windowed OS/2 command prompt and use the commands: start psend c:\autoexec.bat i:autoexec batbin start psend c:\config.sys j: (X 1K) to initiate concurrent file transfers (first to the IBM Information Network on session "i" and concurrently to a BBS using XMODEM with 1k blocks). Note that the PMFTERM title bar will say "PMFTERM Using ?:!!!!!!!!", where ? is the session ID and !!!!!!!! is the profile name. Color remapping is now available for FTTERM emulation. Select Customize Colors, select the color to be changed via its radio button and then select the color from the "To" box. Press "Set". To reset to the factory-installed defaults, press "Reset". To write the colors to OS2.INI press "Save". Steve Blunden February 11, 1993  local copy
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