How to Install Telnet on Your Mac

How to Install Telnet on Your Mac

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These are instructions on how to install Telnet on your Mac. We'll be using macOS Big Sur for this tutorial but the procedure is the same for other versions of macOS.

Step One
Launch Terminal from Applications > Utilities folder.
How to Install Telnet on Your Mac

Step Two
Install Homebrew by entering the following command into the Terminal window:

/bin/bash -c "$(curl -fsSL https://raw.githubusercontent.com/Homebrew/install/HEAD/install.sh)"
How to Install Telnet on Your Mac

Input your administrative password when prompted
How to Install Telnet on Your Mac

Press RETURN to begin installation
How to Install Telnet on Your Mac

**If you already have Homebrew installed, use the command "brew update" instead. This command may take some time to run.
How to Install Telnet on Your Mac

Step Three
Once Homebrew is installed, you can install telnet using the following command:

brew install telnet
How to Install Telnet on Your Mac

Step Four
You can now use telnet directly from Terminal. For example, telnet [ip address]. More details on how use to use telnet can be found by entering man telnet.
How to Install Telnet on Your Mac

ShadowOne - January 19, 2021 at 1:21am
Who the heck uses telnet these days? Minimum should be ssh now.
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