Thin Client Command-Line Files

When users install the ACUCOBOL-GT Thin Client on a Windows display host, the .atc and .acutc file extensions are automatically associated with the thin client executable (acuthin.exe). As a result, when your browser downloads one of these files, it uses these associations to invoke acuthin.exe. To establish the command line parameters that the executable should use, including the name and location of the server application it should launch, you must create a thin client command line file.

Format the thin client command line file as you would any ACUCOBOL-GT configuration file, with each entry on its own line. You can include any of the following variables in the file:

Variable name Description
atc-server the name or IP address of the server to connect to (a required variable with no default value)
atc-port the TCP port number to use to grant access to thin client applications (default value is 5632)
atc-runtime-options     runtime options passed to the runtime via AcuConnect (no default value)
atc-alias an alias that identifies a COBOL application on the server (a required variable with no default value)
atc-user the username with which you want to log onto the AcuConnect server
atc-password the password assigned to this username for granting access to AcuConnect.
atc-splash-screen when set to off (0, false, no), an option that disables the thin client start-up splash screen
atc-cobol-args COBOL arguments passed to your COBOL program via AcuConnect (no default value)
atc-trace trace options passed to the runtime via AcuConnect (default 0, meaning no trace). Equivalent to the -t command-line option.

Note that comment lines (preceded by the "#" character) are allowed in this file, as they are in other configuration files.

When you are done, save the file with an .atc or .acutc extension.

The contents of the .atc or .acutc file are interpreted by the thin client as the following command line:

acuthin <atc-server>[:<atc-port>] [atc-runtime-options]
        <atc-alias> [<atc-cobol-args>]