About Transfer CFT utilities

This section describes Transfer CFT Unix utilities. These utilities are divided into the following groups:

Note In this section, the term Transfer CFT designates the Transfer CFT software package on UNIX platforms.

This topic describes the Transfer CFT utilities that you find in the cft/<installdir>/bin/ sub-directory after completing installation.

Overview

The Transfer CFT utilities described here, do not replace the basic commands described elsewhere in this document. Their purpose is to simplify common tasks performed with Transfer CFT.

For parameters details, refer to the corresponding command in the Transfer CFT or the Parameter index.

Transfer CFT utilities in UNIX

The available utilities are listed below in alphabetical order.

Utility  

Definition  

atoe  

ISO 8859-1 ASCII to EBCDIC conversion table.  

cft2unix  

Utility setting Transfer CFT environment variables.  

cftalog  

Direct display of the secondary (alternate) Transfer CFT log file.  

cftcata  

Verbose display of the Transfer CFT catalog file.  

cftcatab  

Brief display of the Transfer CFT catalog file.  

cftcatal  

Utility migrating and/or extending the Transfer CFT catalog file.  

cftdelcat  

Utility deleting an entry from the catalog.  

cftinit  

General Transfer CFT initialization utility.  

cftkey  

System data display.  

cftlog  

Direct display of the Transfer CFT log file.  

cftparm  

Direct display of the configuration parameters component.  

cftpart  

Direct display of the configuration partners component.  

cftping  

Transfer CFT state assessment utility.  

cftstart  

Controlled startup of Transfer CFT.  

cftstop  

Controlled shutdown of Transfer CFT.  

cftupdate  

Utility updating the Transfer CFT configuration.  

cftutil  

Simplified display of the standard CFTUTIL commands.  

cftversion  

Utility retrieving the Transfer CFT release.  

etoa  

EBCDIC to ISO 8859-1 ASCII conversion table.  

 

secinit  

Utility initializing the Transfer CFT security environment.  

 

secupdate  

Utility updating the Transfer CFT security environment.  

xfbadm

Controlled startup and shutdown of the Copilot server.

xfbadmgrp  

Group management utility (all users accessing the Copilot server).  

xfbadmusr  

Utility managing users accessing the Copilot server.  

 

xvi  

Utility processing the conversion tables.  

 

x25loop  

Loop-back test utility for the X.25 lines (not available on all platforms supporting X.25).  

Conversion tables

By default, Transfer CFT uses internal tables to convert ASCII characters to EBCDIC and vice versa. They are based on the ASCII character set as defined on PC/DOS systems.

If you want to perform a conversion using the ISO 8859-1 ASCII character set, run the CFTXLATE command with the following external conversion tables:

  • atoe: ISO 8859-1 ASCII to EBCDIC
  • etoa: EBCDIC to ISO 8859-1 ASCII

The xvi utility described in System utilities can be used to create specific conversion tables or modify existing tables.

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