Free serial terminal program? NOT ZTERM

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  1. cepler macrumors member

    cepler

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    #1
    I'm looking for a ZTERM replacement. Anything out there? Seems this area is notably empty in the Mac arena...only thing I've really found was ZTERM which i've been using for now...
     
  2. xcapepr macrumors newbie

    xcapepr

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    Bump...
    I work with a lot of Cisco equipment with serial ports and ZTerm is terrible, but sadly the only option...

    Any suggestions welcome!
     
  3. MisterMe macrumors G4

    MisterMe

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    SyncTERM
     
  4. malum macrumors newbie

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    You can connect via the command line

    Use the built in Unix program called: screen

    Open Utilities folder, open Terminal.
    You'll see a black terminal window.

    You can see some of the screen commands by typing: man screen
    That will pull up the sceen manual pages.

    I connect to my USB serial device with the command:

    screen /dev/tty.usbserial 9600

    This also works:

    screen /dev/tty.PL2303-0000201A

    The actual tty name may change depending on what kind of USB Serial Adapter you are using.
     
  5. xcapepr macrumors newbie

    xcapepr

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    I'm still using ZTerm albeit much less now that everything has telnet and ssh. I found that just being patient and tweaking the character spacing time and such that it works just as well as putty that is my client of choice in windows.
     

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