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Automatic Alternate TASK Capability

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000056579D
Original Publication Date: 1988-Jan-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2005-Feb-14

Publishing Venue

IBM

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Authors:
Kennedy, JA Pierschalla, BR [+details]

Abstract

A method is described for providing an optional switch to the Alternate Field as part of the command to initiate PC 3270 Emulation. The IBM PC 3270 Emulation Program provides 3270 emulation for the IBM Personal Computer. The initial loading of the product takes place from the DOS command line or from a batch file. The command "PSCPG" may be used to load PC 3270 from the DOS command line, or from a batch file containing the command "PSCPG." Two optional parameters may be specified on the PSCPG command: a directory option and a fast path option. The user may load PC 3270 either from the DOS command line or from a batch file. With the "fast path" option, the user can bypass the initial Task Selection menu and proceed directly to the 3270 frame. However, the user has no way to automatically switch to the Alternate field.