CuteCom is a free and open source graphical serial terminal, like minicom (or Hyperterminal on Windows). Currently it runs on Mac OS X, Linux, and FreeBSD.
CuteCom is aimed mainly at hardware developers or other people who need a terminal to talk to their devices.
CuteCom is written using the Qt library by Trolltech. Follow this link to visit the sourceforge project page.
CuteCom doesn't use the autotools (autoconf, automake, libtool, etc.) Instead "configure" is simply a wrapper script which calls qmake.
To uninstall CuteCom simply delete the file "cutecom" and the file "cutecom.desktop" and you're done. The config file is ~/.config/CuteCom/CuteCom.conf (was ~/.qt/cutecomrc in the Qt3-based versions).
Here are some key features of "CuteCom":
· easy to use GUI
· no cryptic keyboard shortcuts
· lineoriented interface instead of character-oriented
· Ctrl+C, Ctrl+Q and Ctrl+S control sequences work
· input history
· a cute GUI ;-)
· xmodem, ymodem, zmodem support (requires the sz tools)
· easy to differentiate between typed text and echoed text
· select between read/write, read-only and write-only open mode
· open the device without changing its settings
· hexadecimal input and output
· configurable line end characters (LF, CR, LFCR)
· configurable delay between characters
· Qt 4.1 or later
· CMake 2.4.3 or later
What's New in This Release: [ read full changelog ]
· CuteCom now also works on Mac OS X, patch by Oliver Klauke
· support for more baudrates
· install man page to /share/man/man1 instead to /man/man1 (seems to be more standard conform)
· require Qt >= 4.1.0 (0.21.0 required 4.3)