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Steps for Kermit file transfer

Steps for Kermit file transfer

The following example is based on using MacKermit 0.99(93) on the HP 100LX. Follow these steps:

  1. 1. Configure Mac and Palmtop
To use Kermit to back up your HP Palmtop or transfer individual files, first connect the cable with both units off. Then set the HP Palmtop and MacKermit for the following communication parameters: Baud: 19,200; Interface: Com1; Parity: None; Data Bits: 8; Stop Bits: 1.

On your Palmtop, go to DataComm, press (MENU) Connect Settings, and set the above parameters. On your Mac set Kermit to File, Defaults to Binary, mode to unattended, and Data to fork.

  1. 2. Set Palmtop up as server
After establishing the settings above, set your Palmtop up as a server by pressing (MENU) Connect Kermit Commands and selecting Put HP 100/200LX into server mode. You are now ready to send files from your HP to the Mac.

  1. 3. Transfer files
On the Mac, under the File-Transfer menu, select the Get file from server option. A dialog box will pop up asking for the file. Type in the path and file name you want to grab from the HP, click OK and the transfer will proceed automatically. [Mac users may be asking, "What does he mean by `type in the path'," (I did when I started). For Kermit to locate the proper file, you must tell it exactly where the file is located. Specifically, it needs to know the drive, directory and subdirectory the file is found in on the Palmtop (directories and subdirectories appear as folders on the Mac). For example, to transfer a phonebook file titled MYPHONE from the default _DAT directory on the HP to the Mac, type the following in the MacKermit Get file dialog box: C:\_DAT\MYPHONE.PDB

The C: identifies the C drive on the HP Palmtop (if you are getting a file from a memory card use A: instead); the backslash (\) is used to separate directory names; the _DAT indicates the directory; and MYPHONE.PDB is the file name in this example. The file name must include the file extension (.PDB in this example).

To backup an entire directory, you would use the Get file from server command on the Mac and type the following command in the dialog box: C:\*.*.

This command copies all files from your C drive to the Mac (you'll need to set up some destination folders on the Mac). Please note that subdirectories must be copied separately, so the C:\_DAT directory will not be copied with the C:\*.* command.

To copy all the files in the _DAT directory, enter the following in the Get file from server options box: C:\_DAT\*.* .

To send a file from the Mac to the Palmtop, use the Send File command on the Mac. From DataComm on the HP Palmtop you can press (MENU) File Kermit Get and enter the path and name of the file on the Mac you wish to get.

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