zoomsh man page

zoomsh — ZOOM shell


zoomsh [-a apdufile] [-e] [-v loglevel] [commands...]


zoomsh is a ZOOM client with a simple command line interface. The client demonstrates the ZOOM API and is useful for testing targets.

You may pass one or more commands to zoomsh. These commands are invoked first.


-a apdufile
Logs protocol packages into apdufile (APDU log).
Makes zoomsh stop processing commands as soon as an error occur. The exit code of zoomsh is 1 if error occurs; 0 otherwise.
-v loglevel
Sets YAZ log level to loglevel.


If you start the yaz-ztest in one console you can use the ZOOM shell as follows:

$ zoomsh
ZOOM>connect localhost:9999
ZOOM>search computer
localhost:9999: 7 hits
ZOOM>show 0 1
1 Default USmarc
001    11224466
003 DLC
005 00000000000000.0
008 910710c19910701nju           00010 eng
010    $a    11224466
040    $a DLC $c DLC
050 00 $a 123-xyz
100 10 $a Jack Collins
245 10 $a How to program a computer
260 1  $a Penguin
263    $a 8710
300    $a p. cm.

You can also achieve the same result by passing the commands as arguments on a single command line:

$ zoomsh "connect localhost:9999" "search computer""show 0 1" quit


connect zurl

Connects to the target given by zurl.

close [zurl]

Closes connection to target given by zurl or all targets if zurl was omitted.

show [start [count]]

Displays count records starting at offset given by start. First records has offset 0 (unlike the Z39.50 protocol).


Quits zoomsh.

set name [value]

Sets option name to value.

get name

Prints value of option name.


Prints list of available commands.

See Also

yaz(7), yaz-ztest(8),

Section "Building clients with ZOOM" in the YAZ manual.

ZOOM home page[1].



ZOOM home page

Referenced By


Explore man page connections for zoomsh(1).

YAZ 5.14.11 10/09/2015