telnet — User Interface to a Remote System, Using the TELNET Protocol


/usr/bin/telnet [-8ELcdr][-e escape-char][-l user][-n tracefile] 
  [host [port]] 


Use the telnet command to remotely log in to a system running some other operating system or a different version of UNIX. telnet communicates with another host, using the TELNET protocol. If you invoke telnet without arguments, it enters command mode and displays the telnet> prompt. In this mode, it accepts and executes its associated commands. (See “telnet Commands” on page 1326.) If you invoke telnet with arguments, it performs an open command with those arguments.

Once a connection has been opened, telnet enters input mode. In this mode, text typed is sent to the remote ...

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