Node files are simple text files that contain lines used to make connections to PacketClusters and other destinations. These files are simple text files with a .nod extension. Each line in the file starts with a command as described below.
Any line in a node file can contain "#" commands as used in CW and Packet messages. For more information on CW and Packet message "#" commands see Packet Messages.
Use "rem" commands to add comments to your node file or add a "rem'" to the start of a command to temporarily ignore it.
rem this is a comment
rem send #me
The "send" command allows you to send arbitrary text. The "match" command creates pauses during the connect sequence and waits for certain text to be received. Upper/lower case differences are ignored by the match command.
Here's an example node file used to connect to a PacketCluster node via the Internet. Since the prompts and commands vary from cluster to cluster you may need to modify this example.
connect www.xyz.com 7300 Make Internet connection match login: Wait for login prompt send #me Use my call for login ID send set/page 0 Disable page breaks send sh/fdx/25 Show some recent spots
The "pause" command allows you to program a delay in your node file. This can be useful if you need to wait for a response but you're not sure what the text will be so you can't use a "match" command.
pause 5 The pause time can be 1-30 seconds