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Re: Character mode for telnet

On Fri, Jan 09, 2009 at 10:15:51PM -0800, Marc Shapiro wrote:
> Ken Irving wrote:
>> On Fri, Jan 09, 2009 at 08:13:32PM -0800, Marc Shapiro wrote:
>>> I know that, after I connect with telnet I can got to command mode 
>>> and  enter 'mode char' to get into character mode.  Is there any way 
>>> to have  telnet start up in character mode?  I am trying to control a 
>>> robot  through a wireless connection and I need to be in character 
>>> mode for it  to work.
>> I tried and failed to find a way to do this, and just
>> use 'm c' after starting telnet ('m line' to go back to
>> line mode).  You might try netcat (nc) as an alternative
>> to telnet.
> I was using netcat, but it was also using line mode and the vendor for  
> the robot suggeted using telnet in character mode.  Is it possible to  
> put netcat into character mode?  Automatically, or by internal command?

I just tried it (nc) after doing 'stty raw' in the terminal, and that
looked pretty close, if perhaps too raw (e.g., ^C wouldn't halt the
session).  I'm sure there are some particular terminal settings that
would give the right behavior.


Ken Irving

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