KBtin [ -v ] [ scriptfile [ scriptfile2 ... ]]


KBtin is a MUD client based on the venerable tintin++ ; however it has uses beyond playing MUDs.

A few commands (try #help for the full list):

#session sesname hostname port

Starts a new session. The sesname is a nickname of the new session, and doesn't play any important role. KBtin will open a telnet connection to the given hostname : port.

#run sesname command

Starts a new session by running a local command. In particular, you can use it to start an encrypted connection by #run foo ssh

#help command

Gives you the help on command.


Disables all input parsing, making all text pass as-is. Features such as scrollback, highlights, logging, keybindings or actions continue to work.


Exits KBtin and returns you to your shell.



Shows the processing done by all subsequent uses of #read. Equivalent to #verbose 1.


Turns off the output from #read. Equivalent to #verbose 0.


Processes the commands in scriptname, using #read scriptname.

-c command

Executes a single command. (Note: beware of the evil shell and escape '#'s!)

-s host port

Starts a new session by opening a TELNET connection to the given host on the given port. KBtin will make up a session name for you.

-S host port

Same, except that SSL encryption will be used.

-r shell_command

Starts a new session by starting a local process. The process will be opened in a pseudo-terminal, making it interactive. The session name will be made up by KBtin.


Selects the "pipe" driver (default if stdin or stdout is not a terminal).


Selects the full interactive tty driver (usual default).


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