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
mkdir /usr/etc 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:
|UP||arrow-up or k|
|DOWN||arrow-down or j|
|LEFT||arrow-left or h|
|RIGHT||arrow-right or l|
Feel free to edit this wiki or post comments in the IPFire Forum.