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Old 02-16-2009, 04:16 AM   #1
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Disabling telnet escpae character.


I've been trying to set up ctags for a project.
I tried disabling CTRL-] by logging into the host using telnet -E hostname. I tried using telnet -e "" hostname as well.
But neither of these are disabling the esc character.

I'm working on a linux machine. Kernel 2.6.18-8.el5

Could any one point out what's going on?

Thanks for the help!

Old 02-16-2009, 07:15 AM   #2
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What version of telnet are you using (telnet version + os version)

telnet -E works for me.
I'm using cygwin telnet.
$ which telnet
$ telnet --version
telnet (GNU inetutils) 1.5

It also reports "Escape character is 'off'." when I login.
Old 02-20-2009, 01:54 AM   #3
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I'm not sure about the version of telnet. It's seems pretty old, as it doesn't support '--version'.

I too saw 'Escape char off' while logging in using telnet. But it wasn't off.


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