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KBtin - a MUD client and an environment for line-based programs
KBtin [ -v ] [ scriptfile [ scriptfile2 ... ]]
KBtin is a MUD client based on the venerable
tintin++ ; however it has uses beyond playing MUDs.
A few commands (try #help for the full list):
- #session sesname hostname port
- Starts a new session. The sesname is a nickname of the new session, and doesn't play any important role. KBtin will open a telnet connection to the given hostname : port.
- #run sesname command
- Starts a new session by running a local command. In particular, you can use it to start an encrypted connection by #run foo ssh foo.bar.baz.
- #help command
- Gives you the help on command.
- Disables all input parsing, making all text pass as-is. Features such as scrollback, highlights, logging, keybindings or actions continue to work.
- Exits KBtin and returns you to your shell.
- Shows the processing done by all subsequent uses of #read. Equivalent to #verbose 1.
- Turns off the output from #read. Equivalent to #verbose 0.
- Processes the commands in scriptname, using #read scriptname.
- -c command
- Executes a single command. (Note: beware of the evil shell and escape
- -s host port
- Starts a new session by opening a TELNET connection to the given host on the given port. KBtin will make up a session name for you.
- -S host port
- Same, except that SSL encryption will be used.
- -r shell_command
- Starts a new session by starting a local process. The process will be opened in a pseudo-terminal, making it interactive. The session name will be made up by KBtin.
- Selects the "pipe" driver (default if stdin or stdout is not a terminal).
- Selects the full interactive tty driver (usual default).
- Disables accelerated pattern matching even if supported; you should never have a need to specify this option.