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Author: Frank da Cruz
Script version: 2.00
Platform: Any version of Unix where C-Kermit is available.
Requires: C-Kermit 8.0.201 or later*
This page last updated: Thu Apr 28 19:25:44 2022
Getkermitscript is a program written in the Kermit script language that downloads a script from the Kermit Project script library and configures it for and installs it on your computer. As coded it runs only in Unix, but with minor adjustments probably will also run on VMS and even Windows.
Version 1 of this script (2014) used Kermit's built-in FTP client for downloading. Version 2 calls upon the external wget command because the FTP protocol itself was virtually erased from the entire Internet in 2021.
(Note: you don't actually have to replace the top line, you can also simply put the new one above it.) This step is somewhat annoying but it's necessary for all scripts of any kind in Unix. The nice thing is that once you have completed this step for Getkermitscript, then Getkermitscript will perform it for you automatically on any other Kermit scripts that you download with it.
getkermitscript jpginfoand optionally followed by the name of the directory to store it in:
getkermitscript jpginfo /usr/local/bin/scripts/(which should normally be in your PATH). If you omit the target directory name, the script is stored in your current directory.
After the desired script file is downloaded, an appropriate top line is added to it automatically and it is given execute permission, so you should be able to run the downloaded script immediately, just by typing its name (assuming you have stored it in a directory that is in your PATH).
Note that all scripts in the Kermit script directory have lowercase ASCII
names, and that they do NOT have a
Suppose you have downloaded 'getermitscript' and you want to use it to
download some of the more popular Kermit scripts, and let's say you keep
your scripts in the
Alternatively you could put the destination directory on the getkermitscript command line:
cd ~/scripts CD to your scripts directory getkermitscript photogallery
Get and install the Photogallery script. getkermitscript jpginfo Get and install the jpginfo script. getkermitscript getkermitscript Get and install a new version of the getkermitscript script.
getkermitscript jpginfo ~/scripts/
CLICK HERE for the current list of scripts available to download.