Looking for serial terminal program

J dreadpiratejeff at gmail.com
Sun Apr 11 22:19:09 UTC 2010

On Sun, Apr 11, 2010 at 13:26, Chuck Kuecker <ckuecker at ckent.org> wrote:
> Unfortunately, GtkTerm has no ability to cut and paste at all. Control
> characters get sent right on to the serial port - but you would want
> that to happen. Mouse click and drag can highlight text, but there's no
> right-click menu to do anything with the highlighted text.
> The Ubuntu terminal has a right-click that brings up a popup with cut
> and paste options, and click and drag highlights text to be copied. The
> mention of putty made me think - why not just telnet into the unit over
> the Ethernet port? That works OK once Linux is up, but I need to be able
> to communicate with Redboot, which is only available on the serial port,
> to download new code and program flash.

Aside from cut and paste, what about just highlight and paste?  at
least for Xterm all I need to do is open something to paste into (like
gedit, or XChat, pastebin, whatever), highlight what I want in the
terminal then middle click (3rd button click) in the receiving

I've found, that at least with Xterm, usual copy-paste things don't
work and the control chars get dumped to the terminal... but that way
has always seemed to work for some reason.

More information about the ubuntu-users mailing list