On Linux, people often use “minicom” for this. Other options are
“Putty” (yes, it’s not a Windows-only program, try “
putty”) or even the ancient C-Kermit.
Surprisingly I found that Kermit suits my work-flow the best, when
The reason: Kermit doesn’t come into my way. No menu, no interpretation of escape codes (so urxvt does that), no nothing.
On Debian, installation is as easy as:
apt-get install ckermit
Place this into
set line /dev/ttyS0 set baud 115200 set handshake none set flow-control none set carrier-watch off set escape-character ^X log session ~/.kermlog connect
- set serial port (if you don’t have a real RS232, use
- set baud rate. We have the year 2016, so there’s no need to run anything slower than 115200 baud nowadays. Even Windows 7 (or newer) can nowadays use this baud rate.
- turn all handshaking off. Embedded devices often only use 3 wires
GND) for their communications anyway.
- for the same reason, turn of carrier detection
- allow “
Ctrl-X” as an escape character
- write a log of the whole transaction to
- and connect
When I want to disconnect, I type “
Ctrl-X q” (q like quit).
If i ever want to get to Kermit command prompt (which I almost never
do), then “
Ctrl-X c” does the trick.
schurig@desktop:~$ kermit Connecting to /dev/ttyS0, speed 115200 Escape character: Ctrl-X (ASCII 24, CAN): enabled Type the escape character followed by C to get back, or followed by ? to see other options. Session Log: /home/schurig/.kermlog, text (0) ---------------------------------------------------- Barebox: version 2015.12.0, git 2016-03.1-84-g18146e8 info: FPGA v35 info: CPU board v5 info: Front board v8 info: MIL connector board v1 info: Expansion board v0 info: strap-id forces DVB2A/BUCK2 for LCD info: PIC .10: boot v0.0, application v0.6 Interrupt boot with any command: 3 Helpful commands: help and help <COMMAND> boot sdcard boot emmc barebox:/