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Telnet with file output on the client - is this possible?

VileReynard
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Telnet with file output on the client - is this possible?

I can telnet to my router and enter commands.
I would like to be able to redirect output back to my desktop - is this possible?

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MrC
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Re: Telnet with file output on the client - is this possible?

Which OS is the telnet client running on?
VileReynard
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Re: Telnet with file output on the client - is this possible?

The client is Ubuntu , so anything (almost) is possible Smiley
I've tried looking at curl - but it doesn't appear to be understandable!

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Re: Telnet with file output on the client - is this possible?

Does;
telnet router | tee -a telnet.log
work?
VileReynard
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Re: Telnet with file output on the client - is this possible?

Thanks chilly!
I never think to use tee Embarrassed
That's going into my "fave-commands" file.

MrC
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Re: Telnet with file output on the client - is this possible?

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Which OS is the telnet client running on?

(Doh, just realised what forum this is  Roll eyes )
Other suggestions from chillypenguin's tee (which is the simplest) are screen or kermit, both of which can capture all output, eg :-
# screen  -L  telnet <router-name or IP>
will give you a file screenlog.0 with the contents of your session. Screen will do a lot more than this - see the man page or Google for the full gory details  Smiley
Mike
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Re: Telnet with file output on the client - is this possible?

screen is pretty much my favourite *nix app, use it every day. It's just soooooo useful!
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screen is pretty much my favourite *nix app, use it every day. It's just soooooo useful!

Emacs is too hard for me!  Cheesy

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Re: Telnet with file output on the client - is this possible?

vi  Wink
VileReynard
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Re: Telnet with file output on the client - is this possible?

gedit or nano

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Re: Telnet with file output on the client - is this possible?

Since you have changed to editors, try joe (if you grok wordstar commands)
Ben_Brown
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Re: Telnet with file output on the client - is this possible?

It's vi or die I'm afraid Wink
Emacs is just evil.
MrC
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It's vi or die I'm afraid Wink

As long as we're talking vim and not classic vi - can't live without those split windows Smiley
Quote from: Ben
Emacs is just evil.

No arguing there. It belongs in the same pile of ordure as info.
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Re: Telnet with file output on the client - is this possible?

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It's vi or die I'm afraid Wink
Emacs is just evil.

bash: die: command not found
  Cheesy

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As long as we're talking vim and not classic vi - can't live without those split windows Smiley

Yeah fair enough. I do really use vim rather than vi. Split windows, key mapping, syntax highlighting and all that good stuff. If you're feeling particularly masochistic, then try vi on solaris Wink It's a bit stricter than most default linux versions I've used.