DRAWTERM(8)DRAWTERM(8)NAMEdrawterm - connect to Plan 9 CPU servers from other operating systems
SYNOPSISdrawterm [ -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 authen‐
tication server $auth or auth. The -a, -c, and -s options specify
alternate authentication, CPU and secstore servers, respectively.
(Edit the source to set appropriate local defaults.)
Cmd is a command to be executed remotely. Options and have the same
meaning as in cpu(1).
Drawterm has been ported to FreeBSD, Irix, Linux, NetBSD, and Windows.
Binaries can be downloaded from http://swtch.com/drawterm/.
Drawterm prints most diagnostics in its own window.
SEE ALSOcpu(1), rio(1)BUGS
Although at first drawterm may seem like a Plan 9 terminal, in fact it
is just a way to provide a CPU server with some terminal devices. The
difference is important because one cannot run terminal-resident pro‐
grams when using drawterm. The illusion can be improved by delicate
adjustments in /usr/$user/lib/profile.
It would be nice to be able to change the default servers without