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08 How can I make ZModem binary downloads from UNIX more reliable?




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This article is from the ZTerm FAQ, by Les Jones lesjones@usit.net with numerous contributions by others.

08 How can I make ZModem binary downloads from UNIX more reliable?

Joel Schulman wrote to say that he couldn't download binaries until
he began using the -e modifier, as in

sz -e filename

Several readers pointed out that the -e modifier escapes control
characters such as control-s and control-q. These are the XON/XOFF
characters used in software flow control. If UNIX sees the XOFF
character, it stops the file transfer. The -e option tells the UNIX
host to ignore these characters.

 

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