If you're logging into a Unix-type telnet server, you might need to send the terminal info to the command line so that it maps your function keys correctly.
in reply to Function keys via Net::Telnet
This may even be as simple as setting your "TERM" environment variable to match the emulation mode of your terminal or terminal emulator. For example:
After this you could try sending the ASCII function codes, perhaps, or whatever other techniques you were trying before.
## Connect and login.
use Net::Telnet ();
$host = new Net::Telnet (Timeout => 30,
Prompt => '/[%#>] $/');
Again, I'm not positive this will work for you as I've only
used Net::Telnet on a couple of my scripts, but it's pretty easy, and might help you with the missing "functionality." ;-)