minicom  2.8
About: minicom is a menu-driven serial communications program (Telix clone).
  Fossies Dox: minicom-2.8.tar.bz2  ("unofficial" and yet experimental doxygen-generated source code documentation)  

minicom Documentation

Some Fossies usage hints in advance:

  1. To see the Doxygen generated documentation please click on one of the items in the steelblue colored "quick index" bar above or use the side panel at the left which displays a hierarchical tree-like index structure and is adjustable in width.
  2. If you want to search for something by keyword rather than browse for it you can use the client side search facility (using Javascript and DHTML) that provides live searching, i.e. the search results are presented and adapted as you type in the Search input field at the top right.
  3. Doxygen doesn't incorporate all member files but just a definable subset (basically the main project source code files that are written in a supported language). So to search and browse all member files you may visit the Fossies minicom-2.8.tar.bz2 contents page and use the Fossies standard member browsing features (also with source code highlighting and additionally with optional code folding).

                                 *   README   *

Quick instructions for an installation of a release package:

1. Change to the minicom-$VERSION directory.
2. ./configure (see ./configure --help for options)
3. make
4. make install
5. minicom -s (for changing /etc/minicom you probably need to run it as root)
   Change what should be changed on your system, and choose
   'Save setup as dfl' from the configuration menu to save the
   changed settings as system defaults.
   Now add every user which should be allowed to use minicom to
   the group of the corresponding character devices (e.g. /dev/ttyS0).
   On Debian this group already exists and is called 'dialout'.

Now you should have minicom compiled, installed and ready to use.

For more information, have a look at the other files.

WWW: For information about the newest version, what has changed since the
previous version, and sometimes possibly the newest beta version (if there
is one available), look at

Current development version of minicom can be found here:

To compile and install a development version:
1. git clone
2. cd minicom
3. ./
4. ./configure (see ./configure --help for options)
5. make
6. make install