Linux - The "Luit" command

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Under Linux (any version) we can use a terminal to establish communication between a client and a server when we connect through SSH.


There is a concern that often arises in this kind of communication, this is when the client encoding and server is not the same.

For example, if the client encoding is UTF-8 encoding and the server is ISO-8891-1, it will generate an incorrect display at your terminal.


The "Luit" command allows us to avoid such worries When connects linux /linux via SSH, as it converts the characters of both sides (client and server) and therefore the display will be correct.
  • For more details on the Linux command, type in your terminal:
    • Man Luit + Enter key and you have all the arguments of this command.
  • Example of the command "Luit"
    • Linux-Linux Connection Via SSH
      • Luit -encoding iso-8859-l ssh user@server

Learn more about the luit command

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Published by deri58. Latest update on March 30, 2010 at 03:11 PM by jak58.
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