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Remote login


rlogin [-8dE] [-e char] [-l username] host


Allow an eight-bit input data path at all times. Without this option, parity bits are stripped whenever the remote side's stop and start characters are ^S and ^Q.
Turn on socket debugging on the TCP sockets used for communication with the remote host. See setsockopt().
Stop any character from being recognized as an escape character. When used with -8, this provides a completely transparent connection.
-e char
Use the specified character as the escape character (default is ~). You can specify this as a literal character or as an octal value in the form \nnn.
-l username
Log in with this user ID instead of the current one.
The official name, an alias, or the Internet address of a remote host.


The rlogin utility starts a terminal session on the specified remote host. To validate the login ID, rlogin uses the standard Berkeley rhosts authorization mechanism.

Once you're connected, typing:

escape_char .

disconnects you from the remote host. By default, the tilde (~) character is the escape character.

All echoing takes place at the remote site, so that (except for delays) the rlogin is transparent. Flow control via ^S and ^Q and flushing of input and output on interrupts are handled properly.


The rlogin utility requires the libsocket.so shared library.

Environment variables:

Determines the user's terminal type.

See also:

rlogind, rsh

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