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Hi Bart,

Unfortunately, I'm not familiar with Raspberry Pi at all. But, I can tell you that if you wanted to do auto sign-on in a Linux system, you'd create a config file (rc file.)

This could be a per-user file in $HOME/.tn5250rc

Or, it could be in the global location of /etc/tn5250rc or /usr/local/etc/tn5250rc (depending on whether your platform usually uses /etc or /usr/local/etc for it's config files)

In the file you'd do something like:

myprofile {
host = yoursystem.example.com

Then you'd invoke tn5250 like this:

tn5250 myprofile

And it will send the userid/password from that profile and automatically sign the user in. There are additional variables that can be sent along with that:


Of course, some system administrators will disable the ability to use these variables (on the server-side) for security purposes, so you'll have to find out if these are allowed.

To learn about more of the options available, you might want to take a look at the man page for tn5250 that should've been installed along with the emulator.

Hope that helps...

On 3/3/2015 1:45 PM, Bart Hoen wrote:
Hi Scott,
basically auto-signon is what I'm looking for right now, yes. While I'm at it I would like to explore other options as well though.
I'm running a raspbian (debian wheezy) on a raspberry pi

Date: Tue, 3 Mar 2015 13:25:04 -0600
From: tn5250@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx
To: linux5250@xxxxxxxxxxxx
Subject: Re: [LINUX5250] auto-signon

hi Bart,

Unfortunately, I don't have a copy of the HOWTO. Maybe James Rich has

Are you just looking to auto-signon? This can be done easily by setting
up some appropriate settings in the RC file. What operating system are
you running tn5250 on?


On 3/3/2015 12:47 PM, Bart Hoen wrote:
I am looking for a way to configure tn5250 to auto-signon on my RPi but cannot find a copy of the pdf file HOWTO ?
Is it possible to obtain a pdf copy by mail ?

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