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minicom Alternatives for Linux

There are many alternatives to minicom for Linux if you are looking for a replacement. The best Linux alternative is CoolTerm, which is free. If that doesn't suit you, our users have ranked more than 10 alternatives to minicom and six of them are available for Linux so hopefully you can find a suitable replacement. Other interesting Linux alternatives to minicom are picocom, dterm (terminal emulator), CuteCom and GtkTerm.

minicom alternatives are mainly Terminal Emulators but may also be SSH Clients or Shells. Filter by these if you want a narrower list of alternatives or looking for a specific functionality of minicom.
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  • FreeOpen Source
  • Mac
  • Linux

Minicom is a menu driven communications program. It emulates ANSI and VT102 terminals. It has a dialing directory and auto...

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    CoolTerm

    • FreeProprietary
    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux

    CoolTerm is a simple serial port terminal application (no terminal emulation) that is geared towards hobbyists and professionals with a need to exchange data with hardware connected to serial ports such as servo controllers, robotic kits, GPS receivers, microcontrollers, etc.

    For Mac
    CoolTerm vs minicom opinions
    Most users think CoolTerm is a great alternative to minicom.

    Worked on latest Mac Version. Minicom did not run on Monterey 12.3. Donation ware is very kind.

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  2. picocom

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Linux

    picocom is a minimal dumb-terminal emulation program. It is ideal for embedded systems since its memory footprint is minimal (less than 20K, when stripped).

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  3. dterm (terminal emulator)

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Mac
    • Linux
    • BSD
    • Cygwin

    dterm is a simple terminal emulator, which doesn’t actually emulate any particular terminal.

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  4. CuteCom

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Mac
    • Linux
    • FreeBSD

    CuteCom is a graphical serial terminal aimed mainly at hardware developers or other people who need a terminal to talk to their devices.

    Discontinued

    The project is no longer developed. Last version, 0.22.0, released in June 2009, can be still downloaded from the official website. It does not support terminal type emulation.

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  5. GtkTerm

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Linux

    Gtkterm is a simple GTK+ terminal used to communicate with a serial port. It is has fewer features than minicom, but is designed to be as easy to use as possible.

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  6. pqcom

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux

    Simple and handy serial communication tool written with python and qt.

    pqcom on Ububntu
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