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rlogin [options] rhost

Remote login. rlogin connects the terminal on the current local host system to the remote host system rhost. The remote terminal type is the same as your local terminal type. The terminal or window size is also copied to the remote system if the server supports it. Use of rlogin has generally been replaced with ssh, which offers better security.



Allow an 8-bit input data path at all times.


Debugging mode.


Specify escape character c (default is ~).


Do not interpret any character as an escape character.


Attempt to get tickets from remote host, requesting them in the realm as determined by krb_realm-ofhost.

-l username

Specify a different username for the remote login. Default is the same as your local username.


Allow rlogin session to be run without any output postprocessing (i.e., run in litout mode).

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