Serial communication, terminal
mkb at incubus.de
Wed Jan 12 15:27:53 PST 2005
Florian Hengstberger wrote:
> I have a microcontroller with an uart interface.
> I want to communicate with my computer through the serial port
> of my FreeBSD box.
> Is it somehow possible to connect the serial io to a xterm?
> Case it is not: I don't want to write a program myself -
> is there an existing program handling the io?
kermit (ports/comms/kermit) is probably the most widely used terminal
program, and it has more features and communications protocols than
you'd ever need (including scriptability). cu has already been
mentioned, tip is similar, and minicom is another one, imitating
DOS-style terminal emulators (telix, telemate), although it's a bit
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