picocom works good so rethink the need for neocon

Werner Almesberger werner at openmoko.org
Fri Nov 21 05:07:59 CET 2008

jidanni at jidanni.org wrote:
> I noted on http://wiki.openmoko.org/wiki/NeoCon that
> http://wiki.openmoko.org/wiki/Picocom is an alternative... indeed it
> works real good for my thirty second trial, so perhaps "rethink the
> need for neocon".

The main feature of neocon is actually that you can give it a list
of devices and it will pick one that works, e.g.,

# neocon /dev/ttyUSB{0,1,2}

If you don't like the one it picked, you can switch to the next with

This is useful for dynamically allocated devices, such as ttyUSBn
or ttyACMn. You can of course also use them with other communication
programs - there's certainly no shortage of them - but then you have
to handle reconnects manually.

- Werner

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