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Minicom is a serial communication program. It is a text-based modem control and terminal emulation program for Unix-like operating systems, originally written by Miquel van Smoorenburg, and modeled after the popular MS-DOS program Telix. Minicom includes a dialing directory, ANSI and VT100 emulation, an (external) scripting language, and other features. Minicom is a menu-driven communications program. 1


minicom can be installed with the Pakfire web interface or via the console:

pakfire install minicom


Create a minicom global configuration file at /usr/etc/minirc.dfl.

touch /usr/etc/minirc.dfl


There is no web interface for this Addon. To run this Addon open the client console or terminal and access the IPFire box via SSH.

To launch the Addon:

minicom keyboard shortcut keys:

Command Key
UP arrow-up or k
DOWN arrow-down or j
LEFT arrow-left or h
RIGHT arrow-right or l
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