use screen as a terminal emulator to connect to serial consoles

screen /dev/tty<device> 9600
Use GNU/screen as a terminal emulator for anything serial console related. screen /dev/tty eg. screen /dev/ttyS0 9600 MacOSX: http://www.macosxhints.com/article.php?story=20061109133825654 Cheat Sheet: http://www.catonmat.net/blog/screen-terminal-emulator-cheat-sheet/
Sample Output
$ screen /dev/ttyUSB0 9600

*** Welcome to pfSense 2.0-BETA3-nanobsd (i386) on pfsense ***

  WAN (wan)                 -> xl1        -> x.x.x.x (DHCP)
  LAN (lan)                 -> xl0        -> 192.168.x.1 
  PUBLICWIFI (opt1)         -> xl0_vlan2  -> 192.168.x3.1 
  PRIVATEWIFI (opt2)        -> xl0_vlan1  -> 192.168.x2.1 

 pfSense console setup 
***************************
 0)  Logout (SSH only)
 1)  Assign Interfaces
 2)  Set interface(s) IP address
 3)  Reset webConfigurator password
 4)  Reset to factory defaults
 5)  Reboot system
 6)  Halt system
 7)  Ping host
 8)  Shell
 9)  PFtop
10)  Filter Logs
11)  Restart webConfigurator
12)  pfSense Developer Shell
13)  Upgrade from console
14)  Disable Secure Shell (sshd)

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What Others Think

If this works, goodby minicom
oernii3 · 409 weeks and 5 days ago
Works nice with Arduino too, to send/receive over serial. See http://www.arduino.cc/playground/Interfacing/LinuxTTY
justleen · 408 weeks and 5 days ago
Is hard send break via screen to Cisco in order to enter bootrom. For this is better to use Minicom Ctrl+a f combination. Full list of Break signals on different software from Cisco website: https://supportforums.cisco.com/thread/2025407
kramer · 305 weeks ago

What do you think?

Any thoughts on this command? Does it work on your machine? Can you do the same thing with only 14 characters?

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