k95 -Y -l com2 -b 57600
each letter preceded by a dash is an option. Some options (like "-l" and "-b") take operands (like "com1" or "57600"), others (like "-Y") don't.
Command line options are documented in Using C-Kermit, Appendix I, augmented by the C-Kermit 7.0 Updates and C-Kermit 8.0 Updates documents. This section lists options that are specific to K95.
k95 -l _1234
this is interpreted as a Windows device handle for a communications connection that has already been opened by another process. This allows other programs to make connections and then use Kermit 95 to peform selected tasks on them. When K95 is started this way, it bypasses all device initialization and conditioning, and it does not close the device when it exits.
telnet oofa.com telnet martini.eecs.umich.edu 3000 k95 -J oofa.com k95 -J martini.eecs.umich.edu 3000
When started this way, Kermit 95 makes a Telnet connection to the host and enters CONNECT (Terminal) mode automatically. It lets you escape back and reconnect any number of times (e.g. to transfer files or anything else you want), but when the connection is broken (typically, when you log out of the remote host or service), Kermit 95 exits and disappears automatically.
The TELNET.EXE and RLOGIN.EXE programs that come with Kermit 95 invoke K95.EXE in this way.
NOTE: OS/2 Telnet has a different command-line syntax; the TELNET.EXE program that comes with Kermit/2 converts from OS/2 Telnet syntax to Kermit/2.
1 - Disable Win95 special fixes 2 - Do not load optional network dlls 4 - Do not load optional tapi dlls 8 - Do not load optional kerberos dlls 16 - Do not load optional zmodem dlls 32 - Use stdin for input instead of the console 64 - Use stdout for output instead of the console 128 - Do not terminate proces