RealTerm Alternatives for Linux

    RealTerm is not available for Linux but there are some alternatives that runs on Linux with similar functionality. The best Linux alternative is CuteCom, which is both free and Open Source. If that doesn't suit you, our users have ranked more than 10 alternatives to RealTerm and eight of them are available for Linux so hopefully you can find a suitable replacement. Other interesting Linux alternatives to RealTerm are HTerm (Free), GtkTerm (Free, Open Source), NoTer (Free, Open Source) and moserial (Free, Open Source).

    This page was last updated Jul 24, 2021

      • 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.

      • FreeProprietary
      • Windows
      • Linux
      HTerm is a terminal emulator for serial communication.
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      Some users think HTerm is a great alternative to RealTerm, some don't.


      • 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.
      • FreeOpen Source
      • Windows
      • Linux
      The idea is to create a simple and good looking terminal for being able to transmit to and from electronic boards and hardware. It can be configured to show data in hex or string format. It allows manual configuration of the port to use.
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    1. moserial is a clean, friendly gtk-based serial terminal for the GNOME desktop. It is primarily intended for technical users and hardware hackers who need to communicate with embedded systems, test equipment, and serial consoles.
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      • FreeOpen Source
      • Linux
      Terminal emulator written with Qt for serial communication.
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    2. An alternative to Hercules SETUP by a user of Hercules. Tried to improve it where the author found it difficult to use. Ability to send ASCII and hex mixed, Imprved file saving added scripting, HEX view, etc.
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      • FreeOpen Source
      • Mac
      • Windows
      • Linux
      Simple and handy serial communication tool written with python and qt.
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