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Re: enhancement to M-x telnet

From: Andreas Schwab
Subject: Re: enhancement to M-x telnet
Date: Thu, 15 Apr 2004 17:45:22 +0200
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address@hidden (Kim F. Storm) writes:

> I frequently use telnet to check connections to other hosts, and as such I 
> need
> to specify an alternative port number to connect to.
> The following patch allows you to append the port number to the hostname,
> e.g. 
>         M-x telnet RET gnu.org:80 RET
> An alternative interface would be to specify the port number as a numeric
> prefix arg, but that seems rather obscure IMO.

How about letting it read the port interactively when called with a prefix
arg?  Or maybe C-u to read interactively, other numeric prefixes specify
the port directly.  This would allow implementing completion on port


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