ipout Variable-headered text-out program IPOUT reads file, reads its FIP header for the DF field which holds the format to use. If there is no DF, the default format is used. This describes the pre-header, header and trailer to apply to the file. The DP header field is then checked for the destination device. The device file pertaining to that destination is then opened to find which Spider/TTY or Fipnet address to send it via. For Fipnet transmissions over ethernet, a second controller may also be specified. The Internet address will be checked to find the correct port to use. Normally the Fipnet port at the destination is fixed at 9001+h4 where h4 is the last number of the Internet number of this Unix box. However where you have more than one IPOUTs on the same Unix box sending to the same Atex, the port number can be forced to a particular number. The device file is ignored if the '-a' switch is used, This is the name of a valid Atex J11 in the /etc/hosts file. In this case RCVFIP must be running on the remote J11 against the Ethernet port. The syntax for the device file is : ; comment - any comments MUST be at the end of the file any host lines after the comments are ignored. (DPhost) (hostname) or (DPhost) (SpiderPortNo) where DPhost is the contents of the DP field (or the alternative Field in -R) hostname is the name of a valid host in /etc/hosts SpiderPortNo is the port number of a Terminal Server port If you are using a terminal server port, then the port number (actually the SECOND digit of the port number) and the environment variable FIP_SPIDER_OUT is used to determine the hostname to send to. If FIP_SPIDER_OUT is set to 'fipts' and the port is 5413, then the host is fipts4 port 5413. Input Options : -f : default format file if file either has no DF hdr field or the parameter specified does not exist. default: tables/out/FORMAT -q : queue to scan in ~/spool/. default: 2atex -l : log all items through default: no logging of files -L : log to the screen too default: no logging of files -t : sleep time in secs between scans of the queue default: 1 sec -x : atex quad flag : force to ignore (ie NLs are sent as is) -X : atex quad flag : force to convert (ie NL -> QL) default: the quad flag follows env FIP_IPOUT_J11 if Atex J11 and NOT a binary file NL-> QL. -b : no of bits for assured traffic default: 7 -h : FIPNET : hostname for the 2nd ethernet port -p : FIPNET : force the port at the other end to be this number default: 9001 plus the last digit of the Internet no of this Unixbox. -n : atex quad flag for 012 default: none This is the OCTAL number of a character that will be a 012 on the J11 system and is used where NL is converted to QL. -a : atexhost name to force delivery to this host (using Ethernet only) default: none. -A : atexhost name to force delivery to this pseudohost ie always look in the tables/device file for this host if '-A edsys4', file tables/device/EDSYS will be looked at for entry line : edsys4 (output device) default: none. -R : 2 letter FipHdr field holding the device default: 'DP' This is for systems where the DP is localhost and the name of the other device is in another field eg perhaps the line in the USERS file has a 'QP:edone1 -R QP -1 : filename : send a single file and stop default: spool queue The input file is NOT deleted in this case. -D : FIPNET : show the filename as returned by the remote system -v : version no and exit Format parameter files are held in tables/out. The syntax of a Format file is : setup defaults (both sizes and text defaults)with %DU etc pre: preheader hdr: header tlr: trailer If any comments are needed, place at the end of the file. IPOUT uses FipSeq which means that strings defining the above can be: ascii text (but not NL, CR or FF as they end the string) unix/c escape chrs : \r, \n, \s, \b, \t etc octal numbers : \001, \377 internal header fields : \SN, \DQ (for Source Header (SH) fields use \X? ie \XP) or system variables : \$D : day of month in 99 format \$M : month in xxx format \$I : month in 99 format \$Y : year in 99 format \$H : hour (99) \$N : mins (99) \$B : secs (99) \$J : julian date (3digits, Jan1 is 001) \$S : 3 figure seqno (sysgen from ~/fix/IPOUT_queue) \$Z : 4 figure seqno (sysgen from ~/fix/IPOUT_queue) \$A : atex orig field (SOURCE;06/06,14:35) \$C : number of chrs in file \$W : number of words in file (IP_WORD_LEN) \$T : 1st 64 chrs of text \$R : Random letter partials may be defined as %QT\SN,3,6,u ie create QT from existing FipHdr field SN .. starting at the 3rd chr .. for 6 (or less) chrs .. and force uppercase combies may be defined as %QW|ep|na,(000000)a ie create QW from existing FipHdr field EP .. or if there is no EP, FipHdr NA .. or if there is no NA, the default is (000000)a fixeds may be defined as %QZ:abcdef ie create QZ as abcdef IPOUT uses a number of enviroment variables to tune : FIP_IPOUT_J11 - This converts all NL to Atex QL outbound Turn off with -X FIP_USA_DATE - yes or no for date in mm/dd/yy format or dd/mm/yy FIP_NET_J11TIME - increase the timeout period for the J11 to reply for Ethernet only. This defaults to 8 for 2 seconds. FIP_TTY_SPEED - Set the TTY port speed for connections via the TTY port. Defaults to 1200 (copyright) 2021 and previous years FingerPost Ltd.