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Linux in a Nutshell

This directory of Linux commands is from Linux in a Nutshell, 5th Edition.

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slattach [options] [tty]

TCP/IP command. Attach serial lines as network interfaces, thereby preparing them for use as point-to-point connections. Only a privileged user may attach or detach a network interface.


-c command

Run command when the connection is severed.


Debugging mode.


Exit immediately after initializing the line.


Exit when the connection is severed.


Create UUCP-style lockfile in /var/spool/uucp.


Enable three-wire operation.


Suppress initialization of the line to 8-bit raw mode.


Similar to mesg -n.

-p protocol

Specify protocol, which may be slip, adaptive, ppp, or kiss.


Quiet mode; suppress messages.

-s speed

Specify line speed.

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