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     DRAWTERM(8)                                           DRAWTERM(8)

          drawterm - connect to Plan 9 CPU servers from other
          operating systems

          drawterm [ -d ] [ -a authaddr ] [ -c cpuaddr ] [ -e
          encryption-hash-algs ] [ -k keypattern ] [ -s secstoreaddr ]
          [ -u user ] [ -C cmd args ... ]

          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


          Drawterm prints most diagnostics in its own window.

          cpu(1), rio(1)

          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

          It would be nice to be able to change the default servers

     DRAWTERM(8)                                           DRAWTERM(8)

          without recompiling.