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:
|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>]