Minicom is a text-based modem control & terminal emulation program that works well with the Lynx browser and has good vt102 screen & keyboard emulation. Minicom has script capability, so logins can be automated.


No known application-specific difficulties.

File Transfers

File transfer capabilities are provided by the lrzsz x/y/zmodem utility. Use "-r" option to resume partial transfers.

Test Configuration

Minicom 1.82, Linux 2.0.36, generic PC-compatible.


The smoothest way to get started with Minicom is to install it as a packaged component of a sophisticated Linux distribution such as Debian. Minicom's developers encourage you to use, enjoy, copy, study the source, improve & share it freely with your friends, according to the terms of the Free Software Foundation's General Public Licence.
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