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VBOXPUTTY(8) System Manager's Manual VBOXPUTTY(8)


vboxputty - a self-dialing/-calling vboxgetty


vboxputty -d device [-f config-file] [-c phonenumber] [-s ring-timeout] [-w wait] [-t redial] [-r redial-pause]

vboxputty [-hv]


vboxputty is a vboxgetty, not waiting for, but triggering a call. After connect, vboxputty is acting exactly like vboxgetty. vboxputty exits with 0 if a connection was established, 99 on BUSY.


display a short help
display the version information
-f config-file
use config-file instead of the default vboxgetty.conf
-d device
use device (/dev/ttyI*) for dialout
-c phonenumber
the phonenumber to be called
-s ring-timeout
vboxputty will dial the phonenumber and wait ring-timeout seconds for the called party to accept the call, if ring-timeout seconds are ellapsed before connect, vboxputty will hangup.
-w wait
after the connection is established, vboxputty will wait wait seconds before starting the tcl-script
-t redial
if the called party is BUSY, vboxputty will try redial times to get a connect
-r redial-pause
vboxputty waits redial-pause seconds between BUSY-redials




Gerrit Pape <>


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13. January 2000 4th Berkeley Distribution