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?


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.


Ctrl+c, Esc, Enter, Ctrl+], Enter, q, Enter

Your Answer

By clicking "Post Your Answer", you acknowledge that you have read our updated terms of service, privacy policy and cookie policy, and that your continued use of the website is subject to these policies.

Not the answer you're looking for? Browse other questions tagged or ask your own question.