AIX Access for Dos Users
288-053 AIX Access For DOS Users and IBM X-Windows For DOS
AADU PARTICIPATION IN AIX AS INTELLIGENT WORKSTATION:
SHARED VIRTUAL FILE SUPPORT: AADU
provides the DOS user with virtual disks that present the entire AIX file
system space as if it were locally mounted. DOS references to files
on these "volumes" are carried out in the AIX system. These files
are shared by DOS and AIX. DOS application programs and data may
reside entirely or in part on these shared volumes. The resource
sharing services appear native to DOS. Conversion routines permit
AIX and IBM DOS utilities and applications to pass text data files between
VIRTUAL PRINTER SUPPORT: AADU provides access to AIX system printers by allowing the user to reroute output selectively to AIX systems. AIX requests can be issued through use of the print screen (PrtSc) key, by the DOS copy command to the remote print device (LPT1), or from an application program. Only those characters printable by the AIX printer are supported.
TERMINAL EMULATION: AADU emulates
an ASCII terminal, providing the keyboard and program interface characteristics
of a DEC VT100.
PC-BASED VI EDITOR: For AIX users
with extensive editing requirements on AIX files, a PC-based vi editor
is included with AADU. This editor is compatible in syntax with the
AIX vi full-screen editor. Through the use of this editor, the AIX
user is able to perform most editing on the IBM personal computer, unloading
one of the most CPU-intensive tasks to the intelligent workstation.
The files created with the PC-based editor can be used directly by AIX.
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