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Old 07-17-2001
telnet question

Does anyone know a way to log into a telnet server with username and password all with one command? I have to do this remotely. I can do this with FTP with the following command under windows:

ftp -s:c:\dir\test2.txt

The "-s:filename" option is just a list of commands that occurs once the ftp server is contacted. I was wondering if there was a way to do this with telnet also. Basically, I need to automate a task from Windows to HP-UX with as much simplicity as possible and I can't do everything that I need from the FTP prompt. Any help appreciated. I have a shell script written to take care of the work once I get into the telnet server, I just need to get there first. (This is so I don't have to teach people Unix to do a simple task)
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Old 07-17-2001

Have you tried the putty/plink freeware ssh/telnet package, it's available at:

You can send command line options to the putty program via the plink console program.


plink myname@unixhost "acommand"


plink -ssh myname@unixhost "accomand" to enable ssh.

The only downside is that the user will still have to enter a password.

Hope this helps.

Andy Hibbins Smilie
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Old 10-02-2002
Question Windows command prompt

What about going the other way? I've been tasked with starting a C program in Windows from UNIX and passing it a file to process

I've not found much on starting something up like that from a UNIX box.

Feel free to flame the newbie question if I've missed something obvious.


Ursa Major Prime
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