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
attempt automatic login
bind to specific local ADDRESS
do not read the user's .telnetrc file
turn on debugging
use CHAR as an escape character
use no escape character
do not automatically login to the remote system
attempt automatic login as USER
use an 8-bit data transmission for output only
record trace information into FILE
use a user-interface similar to rlogin
-?, --help
give this help list
give a short usage message
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 © 2023 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.

December 2023 GNU inetutils 2.5