rs

FTDI serial communication program
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      1 What is it?
      2 ===========
      3 
      4 This is a simple FTDI serial comms program.
      5 It depends on libftdi.
      6 
      7 The reason  I wrote this  is because minicom gets  on my nerves  and I
      8 don't want to have screen(1) installed just so that I can use a serial
      9 port.
     10 
     11 If you have a  common FTDI USB adapter you probably  don't have to use
     12 any flags when starting the program.
     13 
     14 You need to be root to run this program.  You can possibly get by just
     15 by adding yourself to the relevant group.
     16 
     17 How to use it?
     18 ==============
     19 
     20 I run  rs inside tmux  so you can take  advantage of tmux  for various
     21 operations that other serial terminals implement internally.
     22 
     23 To record  all output from the  attached system you can  use tee(1) or
     24 even tmux itself.
     25 
     26 For example something like `sudo rs | tee -a output.log' should work.
     27 
     28 NOTE: If you have brltty running  on your system, disable or remove it
     29 as for some reason it causes problems with rs.