To install minicom on a Debian-based Linux system, use the following command:
sudo apt-get install minicom
On a Red Hat-based Linux system, use the following command:
sudo yum install minicom
To start minicom, use the following command:
minicom This will open the minicom interface, where you can interact with the connected device. To exit minicom, press CTRL-A followed by X.
Before using minicom, it is recommended to configure it for the specific device you are connecting to. This can be done by running the following command:
sudo minicom -s This will open the minicom setup menu, where you can configure the serial port, baud rate, and other settings.
Sending a file
To send a file to the connected device, use the following command:
minicom -S /path/to/file
This will send the contents of the specified file to the connected device.
Receiving a file
To receive a file from the connected device, use the following command:
minicom -r /path/to/file This will save the data received from the connected device to the specified file. === Scripting === Minicom can also be used in scripts to automate tasks. For example, the following script sends a command to the connected device and saves the response to a file: <nowiki> #!/bin/bash echo "command" > /dev/ttyS0 sleep 1 cat /dev/ttyS0 > response.txt