Reasonable Hyperterminal alternative?
Kevin D. Kinsey, DaleCo, S.P.
kdk at daleco.biz
Mon Dec 13 11:16:35 PST 2004
Nathan Kinkade wrote:
>On Mon, Dec 13, 2004 at 12:05:23PM -0600, Mike Oliveri wrote:
>>>>I'm seeking a reasonable alternative to WinXP/2000 Hyperterminal as a
>>>>console application (for serial port access to a no-graphics card box).
>>>Are you looking for something to run under BSD? If so, minicom is great.
>>I just went throught he same, myself. I like minicom, and I also found
>>CuteCom (http://cutecom.sourceforge.net/) a nice one with a GUI. This
>>one doesn't dial, however. Just console connections.
>Depending on how you define "reasonable", you can always use the stock
>utilities that come with a base install of FreeBSD: tip(1) or cu(1). It
>is the same binary hardlinked by those two filenames. Certainly they
>are not as easy to use as minicom, and are probably not as feature rich,
>but should work nonetheless and wouldn't require to install another
>program if you are keen on keeping the system as close to the base
And, on that line of thought, I suppose that kermit is a/the canonical
piece of software, traditionally speaking; but last I looked, it was
a significant time investment unless you just pick up things like that
automagically. Featureful, though; but not part of base.
But, we'll soon have every alternative listed in this thread
if we keep redefining "reasonable", which is a rather subjective
term, I suppose ...
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