Using interactive mode

CFTUTIL can be used in an interactive mode, which consists of several operating modes that use the same CFTUTIL operations regardless of the operating system.

Data entry in command line

Enter the CFTUTIL commands via the keyboard. The output is sent to the screen by default, or to a file. For more information see the CONFIG command.

CFTUTIL ‘file_symb’file_in file_out

In this syntax:

  • ‘file_symb’ designates a character specific to each environment. Refer to the Transfer CFT Operating Guide that corresponds to your OS







  • file_in is a file containing the Transfer CFT commands
  • file_out is a file into which the results of the commands are written

Specifying parameters is optional, the default values are the standard input and output respectively.

The CFTUTIL module is activated in the Transfer CFT executable file directory. The file_in and file_out designate the complete path or path relative to the current directory.

On all systems:

  • CFTUTIL standard input and standard output are equivalent to:
    • CFTUTIL ‘file_symb’ CFTIN CFTOUT
  • CFTIN and CFTOUT are reserved words corresponding to the standard input and output
  • Standard input and output to a file: CFTUTIL ‘file_symb’ CFTIN file_out
  • File input and standard output: CFTUTIL ‘file_symb’ file_in CFTOUT
  • File input, file output: CFTUTIL ‘file_symb’ file_in file_out


Another way to change the input/output file is to use the CONFIG command with a syntax as displayed here:


See the CONFIG command .


You can access Help with the CFTUTIL command syntax using the CFTUTIL HELP command:

CFTUTIL HELP              Output the list of available commands

CFTUTIL HELP CMD=pattern  Output syntax help on all matching commands (where pattern is the name of the command)

Using the continuation character

You can use the continuation character to split a command if you are limited, for example, by the line length.

send part=paris, idf=test, fname=averylong-


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