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There does not seem to be a built in Telnet client for Emacs. I am using Windows 7. I would either like to run:


: or I would like to run "telnet" from shell or eshell

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You can combine eshell with tramp. In eshell, use cd / to browse a remote directory. (Do you really want telnet and not ssh?)

I'm not sure if Windows's telnet.exe utility would work in a M-x term buffer. Windows terminals (consoles) behave differently from unix terminals (ttys), and emulating a Windows console inside a program is difficult. The Cygwin telnet program would work, though (and so would the Cygwin ssh program).

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