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just another men's two cents

for those who still use minicom to connect to a console (serial) port on a cisco (or whatever) device: i prefer “screen”, because its so easy, and for the most things it’s all you need.

screen should be already pre installed with ubuntu, with osx it’s easy to install using macports.

to use it, just type:

$ screen /dev/ttyS0 9600
ttyS0: is your serial device
9600: is the baudrate

to close the session you have to press ctrl-a k and then y (for yes)

Screen has a lot more functions and is a very useful program. Maybe i’ll find time to write about it sometime later.

Written by manuel

February 23rd, 2011 at 4:56 pm

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