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
-b, --bind=ADDRESS
bind to specific local ADDRESS
-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 © 2021 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.

September 2021 GNU inetutils 2.2