vboxputty man page

vboxputty ā€” a self-dialing/-calling vboxgetty


vboxputty -d device [-f config-file] [-c phonenumber] [-s ring-timeout] [-w wait] [-t redial] [-r redial-pause]

vboxputty [-hv]


vboxputty is a vboxgetty, not waiting for, but triggering a call. After connect, vboxputty is acting exactly like vboxgetty. vboxputty exits with 0 if a connection was established, 99 on BUSY.



display a short help


display the version information

-f config-file

use config-file instead of the default vboxgetty.conf

-d device

use device (/dev/ttyI*) for dialout

-c phonenumber

the phonenumber to be called

-s ring-timeout

vboxputty will dial the phonenumber and wait ring-timeout seconds for the called party to accept the call, if ring-timeout seconds are ellapsed before connect, vboxputty will hangup.

-w wait

after the connection is established, vboxputty will wait wait seconds before starting the tcl-script

-t redial

if the called party is BUSY, vboxputty will try redial times to get a connect

-r redial-pause

vboxputty waits redial-pause seconds between BUSY-redials




Gerrit Pape <pape@innominate.de>

See Also

the vbox-documentation


13. January 2000