man rdesktop Command

Man page for apt-get rdesktop Command

Man Page for rdesktop in Linux

Ubuntu Man Command : man rdesktop

Man Rdesktop  Command

This tutorial shows the man page for man rdesktop in linux.

Open terminal with 'su' access and type the command as shown below:
man rdesktop

Result of the Command Execution shown below:

rdesktop(1)                                                        rdesktop(1)

rdesktop Remote Desktop Protocol client

rdesktop [options] server[:port]

rdesktop is a client for Remote Desktop Protocol (RDP), used in a num
ber of Microsoft products including Windows NT Terminal Server, Windows
2000 Server, Windows XP and Windows 2003 Server.

Username for authentication on the server.

Domain for authentication.

Startup shell for the user starts a specific application
instead of Explorer.

The initial working directory for the user. Often used in com
bination with s to set up a fixed login environment.

The password to authenticate with. Note that this may have no
effect if "Always prompt for password" is enabled on the server.
WARNING: if you specify a password on the command line it may be
visible to other users when they use tools like ps. Use p to
make rdesktop request a password at startup (from standard

Client hostname. Normally rdesktop automatically obtains the
hostname of the client.

Keyboard layout to emulate. This requires a corresponding
keymap file to be installed. The standard keymaps provided with
rdesktop follow the RFC1766 naming scheme: a language code fol
lowed by a country code if necessary e.g. en us, en gb, de,
fr, sv, etc.

The default keyboard map depends on the current locale (LC_* and
LANG environment variables). If the current locale is unknown,
the default keyboard map is en us (a US English keyboard).

The keyboard maps are file names, which means that they are case
sensitive. The standard keymaps are all in lowercase.

The keyboard maps are searched relative to the directories
$HOME/.rdesktop/keymaps, KEYMAP_PATH (specified at build time),
and $CWD/keymaps, in this order. The keyboard map argument can
also be an absolute filename.

The special value `none' can be used instead of a keyboard map.
In this case, rdesktop will guess the scancodes from the X11
event key codes using an internal mapping method. This method
only supports the basic alphanumeric keys and may not work prop
erly on all platforms so its use is discouraged.

Desktop geometry (WxH). If geometry is the special word
"workarea", the geometry will be fetched from the extended win
dow manager hints property _NET_WORKAREA, from the root window.
The geometry can also be specified as a percentage of the whole
screen, e.g. " g 80%".

f Enable fullscreen mode. This overrides the window manager and
causes the rdesktop window to fully cover the current screen.
Fullscreen mode can be toggled at any time using Ctrl Alt Enter.

b Force the server to send screen updates as bitmaps rather than
using higher level drawing operations.

A Enable SeamlessRDP. In this mode, rdesktop creates a X11 window
for each window on the server side. This mode requires the Seam
lessRDP server side component, which is available from When using this option, you
should specify a startup shell which launches the desired appli
cation through SeamlessRDP.

Example: rdesktop A s 'seamlessrdpshell notepad'.

B Use the BackingStore of the Xserver instead of the integrated
one in rdesktop.

e Disable encryption. This option is only needed (and will only
work) if you have a French version of NT TSE.

E Disable encryption from client to server. This sends an
encrypted login packet, but everything after this is unencrypted
(including interactive logins).

m Do not send mouse motion events. This saves bandwidth, although
some Windows applications may rely on receiving mouse motion.

C Use private colourmap. This will improve colour accuracy on an
8 bit display, but rdesktop will appear in false colour when not

D Hide window manager decorations, by using MWM hints.

K Do not override window manager key bindings. By default rdesk
top attempts to grab all keyboard input when it is in focus.