Re: Passing parameters to a telnet session?
On Mon, 2003-08-04 at 13:48, Marc Shapiro wrote:
> Does anyone know if there is a way to pass a parameter to a telnet session?
> I have set up a user on one box that does not require a password to log
> in. I telnet to his account from another box using:
> telnet hostname -l username
> I want to be able to pass a parameter of some kind, or set an
> environment variable that I can test in .bash_profile and determine the
> specific action to be taken depending on its value. Is this possible,
> or am I barking up the wrong tree?
This is pretty vague, you want to test a variable from the client system
or the host system? Who should take an action? The easiest way to make a
non-interactive telnet session "do something" is to change the login
shell to (for example) /home/username/do_something.sh instead of