8. Command Reference Guide
This section describes the CPM's command set and explains options available to each
8.1. Command Conventions
The commands described in this section conform to the following conventions:
·Slash Character: Almost all commands begin with the Slash Character (/). The only
exception is Resident Disconnect Sequence (Default = [Enter]+++[Enter]).
·Asterisk Character: When the asterisk character is entered as the argument of the /D
command (Disconnect Port), or the /E command (Erase Buffer) the command will be
applied to all ports. For example, to disconnect all ports, type /D * [Enter].
·Suppress "SURE (Y/N)?" Prompt: When the /D (Disconnect Port), /E (Erase Buffer),
or /I (Initialize Unit) commands are invoked, the /Y option can be included in the
command line to override the "SURE (Y/N)?" prompt. For example, to disconnect Port 8
without displaying the "SURE? (Y/N)" prompt, type /D/Y 8 [Enter].
·Enter Key: All commands are invoked by pressing the [Enter] key.
·Command Mode: CPM Ports will only recognize commands when the Command Mode
has been accessed. To access the Command Mode, type /^E and press [Enter].
·Connected Ports: When the /C command has been issued to connect two ports, most CPM
commands will not be recognized by either of the two connected ports. The only exception
is the Resident Disconnect Sequence (Default = [Enter]+++[Enter]) which will cause the
two ports to disconnect.