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Minicom is a serial communication program. It is a Unix clone of the well-known MS-DOS Telix program. It has ANSI color, a dialing directory, dial-a-list, and a scripting language.

Operating Systems

Recent releases

  •  31 Dec 2013 15:44

    Release Notes: This release features a configurable status line, improves display of device names, and includes bug and stability fixes.

    •  27 Dec 2011 23:37

      Release Notes: This release adds a few new features and fixes bugs and build issues.

      •  30 Jan 2011 00:35

        Release Notes: This is a maintenance release with bug fixes and translation updates.

        •  01 Jan 2010 00:58

          Release Notes: Command line parameters for most common options and remote to local character set conversion has been added. This release also fixes program and build environment issues.

          •  16 Oct 2006 09:56

            Release Notes: This release fixes bugs, cleans up code, and adds a couple of translations.

            Recent comments

            31 Dec 2013 23:46 Gene_Heskett

            Hello! I have been using this for several years to communicate with an old computer in the basement, but there is one thing missing.

            2 separate i/o translation tables so that for instance, I can translate the arrow keys on the pc keyboard into the equivalent byte sized code that does the same thing when received by the old computer, in this case a TRS80 Color Computer 3 running Nitros9, a mini unix.

            By the same token, I'd need to translate what it spits out before handing that data back to the minicom screen handler as its graphics commends are of course different.

            As I see it the translation needs to be from what is a potentially 32 bit value, maybe even wider, coming from this keyboard, to an 8 bit value going out to the remote host, and usually but not always, doing the sometimes similar reverse action coming back.

            I would be a very happy camper if such a switchable feature appeared in 2.9.

            Thank you

            Cheers, Gene

            04 Feb 2004 11:20 biganry

            Dependencies (in cygwin)
            Dear developers,

            thank you for this sw(v 2.1). I want to ask you, what about dependencies. I have a little bit problem with it on cygwin. I understand that there is no time to study each u...x with the minicom. But I think this will help also others to have some basic overview.


            anry (big is to be unique)


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