The SET TERMINAL Command

Kermit 95's SET TERMINAL and related commands. These commands can be issued at the K-95> prompt in the Command window, or from a command or initialization file, to change most aspects of the terminal emulator.
SET BELL { AUDIBLE { BEEP, SYSTEM-SOUNDS }, VISIBLE, NONE }
This command tells how bell (beep) characters / noises should be sounded or displayed. VISIBLE means to flash the screen rather than making a noise. AUDIBLE means to make a noise, which can be either the standard "beep", or else "System sounds" that give you three different noises for "information", "warning", and "error".

SET COMMAND COLOR foreground-color background-color
Like SET TERMINAL COLOR, except for the Command screen. This command lets you choose the fore- and background colors of the Command screen. See SET TERMINAL COLOR , or type "set command color ?", for a list of colors to choose from. Example: "set command color black white" for black letters on a white background.

SET TERMINAL TYPE { ANSI, TTY, VT52, VT100, VT102, VT220, VT320, ... }
Choose the type of terminal that Kermit should emulate in the Terminal window. CLICK HERE for a complete list. If you choose an ANSI type, the appropropriate coloration, character set, and screen size are chosen for you automatically.

SET TERMINAL ANSWERBACK { OFF, ON, }
Disables/enables the ENQ/Answerback sequence, which is:

  K-95 800201 VT320<CR>

where VT320 is the current terminal emulation, and <CR> is a carriage return. 800201 is the Kermit software version number (which changes from one release to the next). When SET TERM ANSWERBACK is ON, this message is sent automatically by Kermit 95 when a Ctrl-E is received. TERM ANSWERBACK is OFF by default.

SET TERMINAL ANSWERBACK MESSAGE text
Appends the text to the standard answerback message, separated by an underscore.

SET TERMINAL ANSWERBACK UNSAFE-MESSAGE text
Replaces the standard answerback message by text. NOT RECOMMENDED because this can be a SECURITY RISK. If you want to use this option, you must spell UNSAFE-MESSAGE all the way out -- no abbreviations.

SET TERMINAL APC { OFF, ON, UNCHECKED }
Controls execution of Application Program Commands (APCs) sent by the host while Kermit-95's terminal screen is active. ON allows execution of "safe" commands and disallows obviously dangerous commands such as DELETE, RENAME, OUTPUT, and RUN. OFF prevents execution of APCs. UNCHECKED allows execution of all commands. OFF is the default. See Section 3.1 of the CKERMIT.UPD file for a full explanation. APCs are not available in all terminal types.

SET TERMINAL ARROW-KEYS { APPLICATION, CURSOR }
Sets the mode for the arrow keys during VT terminal emulation so that they send the "right stuff" when pressed. Normally the host application should put them in the right mode; use this command to force the arrow keys into the desired