The IBM HandShaker (CONNECT) has at first been designed as a helping tool for the embedded system software and hardware developers, but eventually it has become what it is now - a fully-fledged universal DOS shell.

It is a Borland-style integrated environment application:

Running CONNECT.

At DOS prompt type:

cn.exe [[/bxxxx]/s] [filename [filename]] [/ccfgname],




enables Snipper loading at the start



sets Snipper buffer size in bytes



specifies file(s) to load in a new Edit window



specifies an initial configuration file name

An initial configuration file name can also be specified by the environment variable CNCFG.

This software version is FREEWARE !

For additional information please call: Kharkov, Ukraine, (380)572-9053-02,E-mail: Ian Balter or write to: E-mail: Dmitry Orlov.

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If you are willing to make your contribution to further development of this software, or if you want to express your gratitude to athors for the job they have already done, call us and your share will be accepted with pleasure. Any comments, suggestion s and bug reports are most welcome. Just send us a message.

This software is provided on "AS IS" basis. The whole risk is with you. In case of any data losses, or physical damage to your hardware authors will not be liable for it.


Authors are thankful to all those who took part in discussions and suggestions, and especially the following companies, teams and persons: