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ZTerm FAQ



Frequently Asked Questions about ZTerm.

This FAQ about ZTerm was compiled and written by Les Jones lesjones@usit.net with numerous contributions by others.

-01 Why can't I download a damn thing? (-120 WriteData Error) (ZTerm)
If you can't download anything, and if you get a -120 ...
-02 This text, binary, MacBinary, and Smart MacBinary stuff makes my head spin. Which should I use? (ZTerm)
Unless you know better, use Smart MacBinary, which ...
-03 Which transfer protocol should I use? (ZTerm)
If the service you're calling supports ZModem, use it, because:...
-04 Does ZTerm support batch ZModem downloads?
Yes. ZModem is by definition a batch protocol. To download ...
-05 Interrupting ZModem downloads is messy. What's a modem freak to do? (ZTerm)
Send an ASCII abort or interrupt character. The abort ...
-06 Can I use ZModem from my VAX or UNIX account?
Yes. The necessary source code for VAX is available via ...
-07 How do I prevent massive CRC errors during ZModem text downloads from UNIX?
In the ZTerm manual, Dave Alverson suggests using sz -w ...
-08 How can I make ZModem binary downloads from UNIX more reliable?
Joel Schulman wrote to say that he couldn't download binaries ...
-09 I have other problems with UNIX. What's Dave been smokin'? (ZTerm)
If you have trouble with UNIX when you use the telnet command, ...
-10 How can I do ZModem uploads to Delphi?
One person reports that changing the ZModem options under ...
-11 Where's YModem-G Send? (ZTerm)
According to ZTerm's excellent Balloon Help, YModem1K send is ...
-12 Why does YModem work on some systems and not others? (ZTerm)
What some BBSes call YModem is actually XModem-1K. If the ...
-13 If I have the Kermit/VT102/etc. Tool, will ZTerm support Kermit/VT102/etc.?
ZTerm doesn't use the Communications Toolbox for ...
-14 Hellfire tarnation and a monkey! Why's my transfer efficiency so low? (ZTerm)
It may not be low at all. Ignore the percent efficiency figure. ...
-15 How can I exchange files with my friend's computer? (ZTerm)
You can call a friend's computer and exchange files ...
-16 How can I make Kermit transfers faster?
Choose Transfer Options from the Settings menu. Choose Kermit ...
-17 Why oh why won't the ZTerm sounds play?
The sounds must be stored in the System file (AKA System suitcase)....
-18 Can I use sounds other than the ones that come with ZTerm?
Absolutely. You can rename any sound to Connect, Filedone ...
-19 Is there any limit on the length of the sounds? (ZTerm)
ZTerm doesn't limit the length of the sounds, but ZTerm can't ...
-20 How do I turn my modem speaker down or off? (ZTerm)
This one is near and dear to my heart, as I used to have the ...
-21 How do I get ANSI graphics when connecting to a PC BBS? (ZTerm)
1. Select Terminal Settings for that service and choose the PC ...
-22 I did all of that and the ANSI graphics still look a little funny. What gives? (ZTerm)
ZTerm 0.9 uses 8 colors for ANSI emulation, while some ...
-23 How can I edit the colors ZTerm uses for ANSI graphics?
The ANSI colors in ZTerm 1.0 are editable. Choose Color ...
-24 What ANSI color settings should I use?
Keith Corwin (kcorwin@delphi.com) posted a table of RGB ...
-25 How can I add excitement to my dull and monotonous life? (ZTerm)
Select Color Preferences and choose colored text on a ...
-26 I'm wiggin' out, Les! Why don't the home, end, page up, and page down keys on my extended keyboard work? (VT100 Emulation - ZTerm)
During VT100 emulation, those keys are assigned to ...
-27 Why don't the f1-f4 editing keys on my extended keyboard work? (VT100 Emulation - ZTerm)
During VT100 emulation, all of the function keys are assigned ...
-28 How can I emulate a control key on a Mac Plus? (VT100 Emulation - ZTerm)
If you are using System 7 on a U.S. system, install the ...
-29 How can I emulate an escape key on a Mac Plus? (VT100 Emulation - ZTerm)
When Option for Control is checked in Terminal Preferences, ...
-30 How can I emulate function keys on a PowerBook? (VT100 Emulation - ZTerm)
Connectix PowerBook Utilities (CPU) provides function key ...
-31 How can I emulate a numeric keypad on a PowerBook? (VT100 Emulation - ZTerm)
Use NumericKeypad (AKA U.S. Keypad), a ResEdit resource and ...
-32 How can I use the numeric keypad to enter numbers or PF keys? (VT100 Emulation - ZTerm)
The numeric keypad is sometimes used for special editing ...
-33 How can I get ZTerm to work with Lynx? (VT100 Emulation - ZTerm)
Lynx is a popular text-based World Wide Web browser. To ...
-34 Tip: positioning the cursor with the mouse. (VT100 Emulation - ZTerm)
You can not only use the mouse to select text, you can also use ...
-35 Can I make the terminal font bigger? (ZTerm)
Yes. Select Terminal Preferences from the Settings menu and enter ...
-36 Can I change the font ZTerm uses?
Beginning with ZTerm 1.0b, you can change the font in the ...
-37 How can I increase the size of the scroll buffer? (ZTerm)
ZTerm stores the contents of the scroll buffer in memory. ...
-38 Why do some characters get corrupted when I copy text from my word processor and paste it into ZTerm?
The characters you've pasted are illegal on the system you'...
-39 What are macros and how do I use them? (ZTerm)
Macros are mainly used to send strings of text. Choose Edit ...
-40 How do I know my script is running? (ZTerm)
You will see a letter or two in the lower right hand corner of ...
-41 How do I cancel a script? (ZTerm)
Hold down the command key and type a period. Command-period, ...
-42 How do I send an escape/linefeed/break/etc. in a script? (ZTerm)
To send an escape, use the line:...
-43 Do I have to use the Wait for "da da da" prompt syntax? (ZTerm)
Nope.
-44 Why is ZTerm sending only part of a line?
When a line begins with the send command, ZTerm sends ...
-45 How can I send quotation marks within a send statement? (ZTerm)
I used to say it couldn't be done, but I found a way....
-46 What does error -49 mean? (ZTerm)
It means that the script ZTerm tried to use is open in ...
-47 I'm goin' nuts! Why won't my login script run? (ZTerm)
Here's a shotgun blast of possibilities:...
-48 Login script example (ZTerm)
This is the login script I used to use for my university'...
-49 Tip: sending a sig with a script and macro. (ZTerm)
UNIX users often include a signature at the end of their messages....
-50 Other uses of scripts and macros (ZTerm)
Scripts and macros can eliminate a lot of needless typing. I ...









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