x3270 is a suite of 3270 terminal emulation tools. x3270 is an interactive X11 client, c3270 is curses-based interactive client, and s3270 and tcl3270 are scripting tools for writing screen-scraping applications. wc3270 is the Windows console client and ws3270 is the Windows screen-scraping tool. Includes IND$FILE support, DBCS, and more.


  • Full 3278/3279/3287 TN3270E emulation
  • Runs on Linux/Unix (GUI and console), Windows
  • Full scripting API and screen-scraping support
  • IND$FILE file transfer
  • DBCS support for Chinese and Japanese
  • SSL support

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  • wc3270 is fast, versatile, portable and punches well above it's weight.

  • Paul, just want to say thank again for a great product . After 20 years of using it. You have continued to make it better than ever.. I am now installing it on my new mAC.. Thanks Again.. Brent

  • very good. I like the product binaries as I do not need to install and can run it everywhere. Thanks very much

  • x3270 is the only useful open source 3270 emulator I've found over the past 20 years. The quality level is up there with the well-known commercial offerings and the portability is unmatched. I use x3270 professionally on OpenBSD, Windows, Linux and Mac OS. The author/maintainer is engaged and responsive. Indispensable!

  • A very important software product as more mainframe users merge with the Linux world. In fact, some of this merge would be very difficult without x3270. I am astonished at the amount of time and effort contributed by the author for a "free" product.

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