TELNET(1) User Commands TELNET(1)

telnet - User interface to TELNET

telnet [OPTION...] [HOST [PORT]]

Login to remote system HOST (optionally, on service port PORT)
General options:
-4, --ipv4
use only IPv4
-6, --ipv6
use only IPv6
-8, --binary
use an 8-bit data transmission
-a, --login
attempt automatic login
-c, --no-rc
do not read the user's .telnetrc file
-d, --debug
turn on debugging
-e, --escape=CHAR
use CHAR as an escape character
-E, --no-escape
use no escape character
-K, --no-login
do not automatically login to the remote system
-l, --user=USER
attempt automatic login as USER
-L, --binary-output
use an 8-bit data transmission for output only
-n, --trace=FILE
record trace information into FILE
-r, --rlogin
use a user-interface similar to rlogin
-?, --help
give this help list
give a short usage message
-V, --version
print program version

Mandatory or optional arguments to long options are also mandatory or optional for any corresponding short options.

Written by many authors.

Report bugs to <>.

Copyright © 2015 Free Software Foundation, Inc. License GPLv3+: GNU GPL version 3 or later
This is free software: you are free to change and redistribute it. There is NO WARRANTY, to the extent permitted by law.


The full documentation for telnet is maintained as a Texinfo manual. If the info and telnet programs are properly installed at your site, the command

info telnet

should give you access to the complete manual.

May 2015 GNU inetutils