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Re: enhancement to M-x telnet

From: Kim F. Storm
Subject: Re: enhancement to M-x telnet
Date: 16 Apr 2004 12:43:02 +0200
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Andreas Schwab <address@hidden> writes:

> 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
> names.

Yes, that's also a viable approach... (even without port name completion).


Kim F. Storm <address@hidden> http://www.cua.dk

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