playback man page

playback — IBM x3270 trace file playback tool

Synopsis

playback [ -p port ] trace_file

Description

playback opens a trace file (presumably created by the x3270 Trace Data Stream facility) and plays the host data it contains back over a socket to processes that connect to it. It also displays the data produced by the process in response.

Once connected to a process, playback is used interactively. Keyboard commands control the flow of data from the file to the socket. These commands are:

s
Send one line of data.
r
Send one record of data (send data until the TELNET EOR sequence is reached).
q
Exit playback.
d
Disconnect the current socket and wait for another connection.

Example

Suppose you wanted to play back a trace file called /usr/tmp/x3trc.12345. In one window, run:

playback /usr/tmp/x3trc.12345

In another window, start x3270 with the command:

x3270 localhost 4001

playback will announce the connection.

Thereafter, the s and r commands will send data from the file to x3270.

See Also

x3270(1)

Info

25 October 1994