Options for Messages

Several options are set with parameters of the form '-xi'.  These are given after the COPY command and can be given in any order.

 

    COPY  infilename.ex1   outfilename.ex2    -x1   -x2  ...

 

They can also be used at the operating system prompt.

 

    ST     infilename.ex1   outfilename.ex2    -x1   -x2  …

 

Overwrite Output File Warning

By default, Stat/Transfer will ask permission before overwriting files.  If a file exists with the same name as the specified output file, you will be prompted for permission before the file is overwritten.

 

You can use the parameter '-y' to suppress the warning messages.

 

    COPY  infilename.ex1   outfilename.ex2   -y

 

In this case, if an output file already exists with the same name, it will be overwritten with no warning.

 

Suppress Messages at the Stat/Transfer Prompt

When running a transfer from the Stat/Transfer prompt, by default a number of messages monitoring the progress of the transfer will appear. 

 

The parameter '-q' will suppress all messages from Stat/Transfer, with the exception of error messages and warnings that a file is about to be overwritten.

 

    COPY  infilename.ex1   outfilename.ex2   -q

 

Show Messages at the Operating System Prompt

 

When run from the operating system prompt, Stat/Transfer will only issue error messages and warnings that a file is about to be overwritten.

 

If you wish to see messages monitoring the progress of the transfer, use the parameter '-v' to get more verbose output.

 

    ST    infilename.ex1   outfilename.ex2  -v