[rc5] OS/2 Client

Oscar Chang oscarc at divideby0.com
Sat Jun 21 03:03:42 EDT 1997

On Thu, 19 Jun 1997 21:08:35 -0700 (PDT), Noah Romer wrote:

>Well, I recently moved over from the DESChall effort (part of the flood
>:)), and am running the OS/2 client. I was wondering if someone could post
>an explanation of what the various command line options are? The readme
>file in the archive contains a very nice explenation of the -o option, but
>no mention is made of the others. I have figured out that -c [n] will
>cause the client to check n blocks and then quit. What I'm looking for is
>someway to make the client fetch more than one block at a time, so that it
>doesn't cause my PPP software to dial into my ISP every time it finishes
>one block (~60-70 min).

  I have a page describing all the switches at www.divideby0.com/rc5

>I also have a question about the intercepting of ctrl-c. I would like to
>run the client from a batch file (as I did w/ deschall) so the I don't
>have to retype all the options everytime I restart. However, my batch file
>seems to be intercepting the ctrl-c and not passing it on. Thus instead of
>the client exiting on completion after a ctrl-c, the batch file kills the
>client. I'm using 4os2 instead of cmd (don't know if it makes any diff).

  That seems to be the problem. I personally don't use 4os2, so that's
probably what it is. Can you set it to use cmd.exe instead of 4os2? I know
it works for me, because I use the ctrl-c all the time.

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