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When I use telnet with rlwrap it looks like there is no way to kill the client. Am I missing something here or I really have to kill the process with the kill command?

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I HATE whichever/all nazi close-obsessed moderators thought this question should be closed. It is SO on-topic - it hurts. Hey mods... go get a life - and stop hating on perfectly good questions. – mralexgray Dec 31 '15 at 7:00
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rlwrap is a wrapper for GNU readline, so it's doing everything locally and only passing your input through after you press Enter. When you press Ctrl+] you don't see the telnet> prompt because readline has not yet sent your input.

To kill your telnet connection, then, press Ctrl+], then q, then Enter.

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