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drawterm - connect to Plan 9 CPU servers from other operating systems

DRAWTERM(1) General Commands Manual DRAWTERM(1)

NAME

drawterm - connect to Plan 9 CPU servers from other operating systems

SYNOPSIS

drawterm [-d] [-a authserver] [-c cpuserver] [-e encription_hash_algs] [-k keyspec] [-s secstoreserver] [-u username] [-C command args ...]
 

DESCRIPTION

drawterm is not a Plan 9 program. It is a program that users of non-Plan 9 systems can use to establish graphical cpu(1) connections with Plan 9 CPU servers. Just as a real Plan 9 terminal does, a drawterm serves its local name space as well as some devices (the keyboard, mouse, and screen) to a remote CPU server, which mounts this name space on /mnt/term and starts a shell. Typically, either explicitly or via the profile, one uses the shell to start rio(1).
 
By default, drawterm uses the CPU server $cpu or cpu, and the authentication server $auth or auth,
 
 

OPTIONS

This program follows the syntax of the cpu(1) Plan 9 command.
 
A summary of options is included below.
-h
Show summary of options.
-a
Specifies the authentication server to use. If not present uses the $auth environment variable, if present, or tries with a host name of auth.
-c
Specifies the cpu server to use. If not present uses the $cpu environment variable, if present, or tries with a host name of cpu.
-u
Specifies the username to authenticate with. If not present uses the $USER environment variable, if present, or asks interactively for an username.
-s
Specifies the secstore server to use.
-C
Specifies a command to be executed remotely.
-e,-k
Allow for selecting the hash algorithm and keys used, they have the same meaning as in cpu(1).
 

SOURCE

In Plan 9 distributions, /sys/src/cmd/unix/drawterm.
 

DIAGNOSTICS

Drawterm prints most diagnostics in its own window.
 

BUGS

Although at first drawterm may seem like a Plan 9 terminal, in fact it is just a way to provide a CPU server with some terminal devices. The difference is important because one cannot run terminal-resident programs when using drawterm. The illusion can be improved by delicate adjustments in /usr/$user/lib/profile.
 
Should import latest /dev/draw to allow resize of window
 
Should copy 9term code and make console window a real 9term window instead.
 
Should implement /dev/label.
 

SEE ALSO

cpu(1), rio(1) in the Plan 9 documentation
 

AUTHOR

drawterm was written by Russ Cox <rsc@swtch.com>.
This manual page was written by Russ Cox <rsc@swtch.com>, with modifications by Martín Ferrari <tincho@debian.org> for the Debian project.
October 16, 2008 Debian Sid