Andrew Stringer wrote:
The first time I ran the tn5250, I was asked for a host to sign in to in
an on screen dialogue. Subsequently not supplying a host on the command
line causes an error. I would like to be able to create a menu item for
xt5250 (or x5250) but this is tricky if I have to add a host to the
command line.

If I have seen the box asking for a host once, there should be a way to
get it again. The 5250 howto does not seem to cover this.

Can anyone help?

Andrew Stringer
Hi Andrew,

Take a look at the documentation James Rich has put together:

Specifically, look at the section regarding the ".tn5250rc" file (page 5).

Here's a snippet of what mine looks like:

        host =
pdfprint {
        host =
        env.DEVNAME = BHPRINT
        outputcommand = scs2pdf > /home/hillb/as400_output/` date

To start my "A" session I have an icon on my desktop that executes
"xt5250 PGBENNYA" and will connect to the host I have defined in my
.tn5250rc file.

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