microcom(1) A minimalistic terminal program


microcom [-d] [-f] [-p devfile|-t host:port] [-s speed]
microcom -c interface:rx_id:tx_id
microcom -h


This manual page documents briefly the microcom command.

microcom is a is a minimalistic terminal program for accessing devices (e.g. switches) via a serial connection. It features connection via RS232 serial interfaces (including setting of transferrates) as well as in `telnetmode' as specified in rfc2217 and a (Linux specific) can mode.

The escape character to enter the program menu is crtl-\. There are several commands available, among them quit (to exit microcom), exit (to return to normal mode) and speed (to set terminal speed)


microcom follows the usual GNU command line syntax, with long options starting with two dashes (`-'). A summary of options is included below.

output debugging info to stdout.
ignore an already existing lock file.
-p devfile--port=devfile
use the specified serial port device (default /dev/ttyS0).
-s speed--speed=speed
use specified baudrate (default 115200).
-t host:port--telnet=host:port
work in telnet (rfc2217) mode.
-c interface:rx_id:tx_id--can=interface:rx_id:tx_id
work in CAN mode (default: can0:200:200)
-h, --help
Show help.


This manual page was written by Uwe Kleine-König based on work initially done by Alexander Reichle-Schmehl.