In previous blog posts we’ve taken a look at several options for automating your host terminal emulation session such as activeX and TTWin’s macros. Between these two options falls TTWin Basic, TTWin's built in scripting language. It offers more power and flexibility than a simple macro yet is not as involved as a full blown development project utilizing ActiveX.
Perhaps one of the most useful features in TTWin is it’s macro capabilities. TTWin’s macros offer a wide variety of options for automation that, unlike ActiveX or our built-in scripting language TTWin Basic, require no knowledge of programming languages making them significantly easier for the casual user. Macros can be created quickly and easily to achieve automation of tasks and host interactivity. Now, with the addition of a Macro Assistant in TTWin version 4, the task of building macros is now even simpler.
Character based terminals are, by their nature, not the most user friendly of environments and accomplishing seemingly simple tasks can often require complex commands beyond the abilities of all but power users. This article looks at possibilities for automating complex terminal emulation tasks using ActiveX.
A file transfer protocol refers to the method used to transfer files across a network. To enable file transfer to and from a host system a good terminal emulator must support a wide range of protocols to cater to the needs of any number of differing host systems. We take a tour through TTWin’s file transfer options.