CFTUTIL command line interface

CFTUTIL is the command line interface for Transfer CFT. The Transfer CFT utility is a program which can be activated in batch or interactive mode. The CFTUTIL interface is able to translate Transfer CFT parameter setting commands and operating commands.


All Transfer CFT actions are controlled by a series of Transfer CFT commands. CFTUTIL makes it possible to create the working environment and configure the Transfer CFT application, performing the following operations:

  • Transfer CFT configuration, which is the customization for a given operating environment
  • Transfer CFT use, which includes the initiation and monitoring of transfers

More precisely, with CFTUTIL you can:

  • Create and delete parameter, partner, catalog, log, and account files. Such operations can be performed only when the Transfer CFT is stopped.
  • Change and add to certain parameters.
  • View parameter, partner, catalog, log, and account files.
  • Send commands to Transfer CFT.

For a complete listing of all Transfer CFT commands, a description of their function, and a link to the specific command topic, refer to the Command index.

Command syntax

For each command, CFTUTIL checks the command syntax and enters the command. Refer to Typographical conventions for the Transfer CFT command syntax conventions used in this document.

CFTUTIL command categories

The CFTUTIL commands can be divided into three categories:

  • Transfer CFT services
  • Querying and extracting
  • File management

When querying or extracting, the files read do not necessarily correspond to the ones which Transfer CFT is currently using. The files accessed can be selected for a CFTUTIL execution, using the CONFIG command.

The CONFIG command redefines the data media that the CFTUTIL utility uses. A medium, in the Transfer CFT meaning of the term, refers to any data medium or local communication means.


CFTUTIL can be used in three different modes:

  • Command mode, for example:
  • Batch mode, for example:
> CFTUTIL #file.smp
  • Interactive line mode, for example:

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