Terminal Emulation

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The need for terminal emulation apps is reappearing, in order to access some consumer IT devices. Suitable apps include:

Minicom

  • initial invocation is:

minicom

  • from which settings can be configured and saved to a file <mydevice>, for later invocation as:

minicom mydevice

Putty

Screen

  • appears to have better compatibility with modern devices than the older Minicom app
  • typical invocation is:

screen /dev/ttyUSB0 115200