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I use telnet to connect my client, and try to edit a file. But I find that I can't edit it. I can't even use "Alt" key to control the application. How can I solve this problem? (I can't install any program on the client.)

(Windows 7 telnet to Windows XP. )

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I guess the question is why are you using telnet? Even though the reason for your use of telnet is good, there may be a different way to edit files. – Nathan Adams May 19 '10 at 13:01

You could make use of the fine text editing facilities that Microsoft has included with XP. That means edlin.

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Try PSExec to run processes on the remote machine: http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/sysinternals/bb896649.aspx

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If you are using the Telnet daemon that comes with Windows, the Alt key should be mapped to Ctrl+A.

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