Minicom

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Minicom
Minicom cs xterm.png
Minicom run in a X11 xterm window
Developer(s)Adam Lackorzynski, Martin A. Godisch
Stable release2.6.1 / February 11, 2012; 12 months ago (2012-02-11)
Development statusActive
Written inC
Operating systemLinux, POSIX
PlatformCross-platform
TypeTerminal emulator
LicenseGPL
WebsiteWebsite
 
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Minicom
Minicom cs xterm.png
Minicom run in a X11 xterm window
Developer(s)Adam Lackorzynski, Martin A. Godisch
Stable release2.6.1 / February 11, 2012; 12 months ago (2012-02-11)
Development statusActive
Written inC
Operating systemLinux, POSIX
PlatformCross-platform
TypeTerminal emulator
LicenseGPL
WebsiteWebsite

Minicom is a text-based modem control and terminal emulation program for Unix-like operating systems, originally written by Miquel van Smoorenburg, and modeled after the popular MS-DOS program Telix. Minicom includes a dialing directory, ANSI and VT100 emulation, an (external) scripting language, and other features. Minicom is a menu-driven communications program. It also has an auto zmodem download.

A common use for minicom is when setting up a remote serial console, perhaps as a last resort to access a computer if the LAN is down. This can be done using nothing more than an old 386 laptop with a minicom floppy distro such as Pitux or Serial Terminal Linux.

Minicom running a Windows 2003 EMS prompt

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