DRAWTERM(8) DRAWTERM(8) NAME drawterm - connect to Plan 9 CPU servers from other operating systems SYNOPSIS drawterm [ -d ] [ -a authaddr ] [ -c cpuaddr ] [ -e encryption-hash-algs ] [ -k keypattern ] [ -s secstoreaddr ] [ -u user ] [ -C cmd args ... ] DESCRIPTION Drawterm is not a Plan 9 program. It is a program that users of non-Plan 9 systems can use to establish graphical cpu(1) connections with Plan 9 CPU servers. Just as a real Plan 9 terminal does, drawterm serves its local name space as well as some devices (the keyboard, mouse, and screen) to a remote CPU server, which mounts this name space on /mnt/term and starts a shell. Typically, either explicitly or via the profile, one uses the shell to start rio(1). By default, drawterm uses the CPU server $cpu or cpu. and the authentication server $auth or auth. The -a, -c, and -s options specify alternate authentication, CPU and secstore servers, respectively. (Edit the source to set appropriate local defaults.) Cmd is a command to be executed remotely. Options `e', `k', and `u' have the same meaning as in cpu(1). Drawterm has been ported to FreeBSD, Irix, Linux, NetBSD, and Windows. Binaries can be downloaded from http://swtch.com/drawterm/. SOURCE /sys/src/cmd/unix/drawterm DIAGNOSTICS Drawterm prints most diagnostics in its own window. SEE ALSO cpu(1), rio(1) BUGS Although at first drawterm may seem like a Plan 9 terminal, in fact it is just a way to provide a CPU server with some terminal devices. The difference is important because one cannot run terminal-resident programs when using drawterm. The illusion can be improved by delicate adjustments in /usr/$user/lib/profile. It would be nice to be able to change the default servers DRAWTERM(8) DRAWTERM(8) without recompiling.