TIP(1) BSD General Commands Manual TIP(1)
tip -- connect to a remote system
tip [-nv] [-speed] [system-name]
The tip utility establishes a full-duplex connection to another machine, giving the appearance of being logged in directly on the remote CPU.
It goes without saying that you must have a login on the machine (or equivalent) to which you wish to connect.
The options are as follows:
-n No escape (disable tilde).
-v Set verbose mode.
If speed is specified, it will override any baudrate specified in the system description being used.
If neither speed nor system-name are specified, system-name will be set to the value of the HOST environment variable.
If speed is specified but system-name is not, system-name will be set to a value of ``tip'' with speed appended. For example, tip -1200 will
set system-name to ``tip1200''.
Typed characters are normally transmitted directly to the remote machine (which does the echoing as well). A tilde ('~') appearing as the
first character of a line is an escape signal; the following are recognized:
~^D or ~.
Drop the connection and exit. Only the connection is dropped - the login session is not terminated.
Change directory to name (no argument implies change to home directory).
~! Escape to a shell (exiting the shell will return to tip).
~> Copy file from local to remote. The tip utility prompts for the name of a local file to transmit.
~< Copy file from remote to local. The tip utility prompts first for the name of the file to be sent, then for a command to be executed
on the remote machine.
~p from [to]
Send a file to a remote UNIX host. This command causes the remote UNIX system to run the following command string, sending it the
stty -echo; cat > 'to'; stty echo
If the to file is not specified, the from file name is used. This command is actually a UNIX specific version of the ~> command.
~t from [to]
Take a file from a remote UNIX host. As in the ~p command, the to file defaults to the from file name if it is not specified. The
remote host executes the following command string to send the file to tip:
cat 'from'; echo '' | tr '