llogin - Connect to a LAT service
llogin [options] service
[-dvcpblhQ] [-H node] [-R port] [-n name] [-w password | -W] [-q quit
llogin connects your terminal to a LAT service via latd, the service
name must be known to latd for this to work.
-d Shows learned services. This is the same as latcp -d -l
-d -v Verbose form of -d. -v without -d is ignored.
Remote nodename. If the service is advertised by more than one
node and you want to connect to a particular node then use this
switch. By default you will be connected to the node with the
Connect to a specific port on (usually) a terminal server. This
is the port NAME on the server and not the port number.
-c Do not convert typed LF to CR. By default the enter key
generates LF and llogin converts it CR as it is the most
generically useful translation. This switch will cause the
enter key to send LF instead. Occasionally useful for connecting
to Unix consoles.
-b Convert typed DEL to BS. By default the DEL key (keyboard, top
right usually) send DEL (ASCII 0x7f) to the remote system. This
switch will cause the DEL key to send BS (ASCII 8) instead.
Useful for some Unix systems connected via terminal servers.
-l Convert output LF to VT. By default LF output is sent as CRLF
which can cause output formatting problems. Changing this to VT
should preserve the output formatting on most devices or
Change the quit character. By default CTRL-] will quit the
terminal session. Entering a character after -q will cause
CTRL-<char> to be the quit character for that session. -q0 will
disable the quit character. If you use the latter, make sure you
are connecting to a service that will disconnect you when you
log out or you will have to kill llogin from another session to
get out of it!
-Q Tells latd that the service you are connecting to is queued
service and not a normal login service or port service.
Unfortunately latd cannot tell whether a remote service needs to
be queued or not so the onus is on the user to specify this
switch when connecting to a queued service.
Sets the local connection name. By default this will be your
local TTY name. In most cases this simply affects the display
of the terminal on the remote end so you shouldn’t need to
Sends the password for the service. Only needed for services
that require a password for access. If the password given is "-"
then you will be prompted for a password and it will not be
echoed. This avoids having passwords visible on the screen.
-W Prompts for the service password. This is the same as -w- (see
-p Tells llogin to connect to the device named instead of a LAT
service. This would usually be a /dev/lat pseudo-terminal but
could be any other device you like really. This switch does not
make the program useful as a terminal program because there is
no way to set any serial parameters, nor am I going to add them.
This is just a convenient way to use the /dev/lat ports without
the overhead of programs such as minicom.
-h Displays a brief usage description. This is the same as invoking
llogin without any parameters at all.