The Electronic Edition of Using C-Kermit

Using C-Kermit, 2nd Edition, is now available from as a Kindle E-Book:

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Using C-Kermit, 2nd Edition, is a published book, with all rights held by the publisher, Digital Press (an imprint of Elsevier Science). A printed copy of this book was included with each shrinkwrapped copy of Kermit 95, version 1.1.17 and earlier. It doubles as the user manual for C-Kermit (for UNIX, VMS, VOS, etc), and the technical reference manual for Kermit 95 (because it describes the command and scripting language used by both programs).

NOTE: Using C-Kermit, 2nd Edition, was published in 1997 and is current with C-Kermit 6.0 and Kermit 95 1.1.8. Pending the publication of a third edition, updates are documented in the C-Kermit 7.0 Supplement to Using C-Kermit, 2nd Edition, in the C-Kermit 8.0 Supplement. and in the C-Kermit 9.0 Supplement.


To reduce costs (and therefore price), the current version of Kermit 95 does not include Using C-Kermit Instead, buyers of the Kermit 95 2.1 shrinkwrapped package are permitted to download an electronic edition of Using C-Kermit at no direct cost from:

This version of the manual is in PDF format and can be accessed by Adobe Acrobat Reader.

To download, you must be ready to provide your Kermit 95 serial number, such as "K95-00007654321-2.1", and you must agree to receive email from the book publisher, Digital Press. The download consists of two files, uck2ep1.pdf and uck2ep2.pdf, which should be stored in the the DOCS\MANUAL subdirectory of the Kermit 95 program directory, usually:

C:\Program Files\Kermit 95 2.1\DOCS\MANUAL\

so the links in the Kermit 95 will be able to find it. The size of the download is approximately 20MB (it's a 622-page book).


The PDF version of the book is not included with electronically delivered versions of Kermit 95, nor with academic site or bulk right-to-copy licenses. This is because the PDF version of the book has the same legal and copyright status as a printed paper copy, and costs just as much. Therefore it is available only to those who purchase Kermit 95 in shrinkwrapped form, whose price covers the cost of the book. Like the printed book before it, the PDF version of the book is not included with bulk or academic site licenses, since this would increase the cost of those license