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FineLine PC DataWait

Open UNIX file in PC program & wait for results


FineLine PC DataWait enables running a UNIX command to:

  • Transfer a UNIX file to a PC, run a PC program to open it, then wait for the PC program to finish and transfer the resulting file back to UNIX for processing / saving

  • Exchange data directly with any network program listening on a socket (IP / port)

  • Only send a file to a PC, only retrieve a file from a PC, only run a PC command, or any combination


FineLine PC DataWait includes both UNIX and Windows software, with a UNIX command for specifying what PC to contact, the (optional) UNIX file to transfer and where to place it on the PC, the (optional) PC command to run and wait for, the name of the PC file the program will create / update, and the name of the UNIX file to receive the results.

The most important part of DataWait is that the UNIX command does not return until the PC program closes, so you know the process is complete and the returned file is correct and ready to be processed on the server.

A second UNIX command option enables sending a file to a socket and having the response written to a UNIX file, or vice versa (first read, then write). This greatly simplifies processing a transaction with a networking-based program since you only need to specify what server to contact and the input / output file names.

Both commands do not require any user interaction, so they can be executed from within another application for transparent operation.

Examples of use
  • Open a UNIX comma-delimited file on a PC in Excel, wait for Excel to close, then have the updated file moved back to UNIX - all with one command

  • Store PC-edited files centrally on the server so only a single copy exists of each document

  • Run any specialty Windows software (ex: shipping, payment, communication, etc) and have it easily integrated with your existing UNIX database

  • Retrieve a file from a PC to the UNIX server ("pull" a file versus "pushing")

PC requirements

This software requires that all PCs to use the product be connected to the UNIX server over a local network or VPN.

Note that the PCs must either have static IP addresses on the network or use the FineLine PC Tether or Samba software to determine the dynamic IP address.

Supported UNIX platforms

  • SCO OpenServer 5 / 6
  • SCO UnixWare 7
  • Linux

Product licensing

This product is licensed by single UNIX server (unlimited users).


Per UNIX server:  $595   (Unlimited users)

Special Pricing

Buy DataWait & DataPipe together:  $890   (Save $200)


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UNIX / Linux Server

SCO OpenServer 5/6

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SCO UnixWare 7

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PC Client


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