GTKTerm: A GTK+ serial port terminal
- Original code © Julien Schmitt http://www.jls-info.com/julien/linux
- Improvements by Zach Davis https://fedorahosted.org/gtkterm/
This program is free software: you can redistribute it and/or modify it under the terms of the GNU General Public License as published by the Free Software Foundation, either version 3 of the License, or (at your option) any later version.
This program is distributed in the hope that it will be useful, but WITHOUT ANY WARRANTY; without even the implied warranty of MERCHANTABILITY or FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE. See the GNU General Public License for more details.
You should have received a copy of the GNU General Public License along with this program. If not, see http://www.gnu.org/licenses/.
Command line options
--help or -h : this help screen --config <configuration> or -c : load configuration --port <device> or -p : serial port device (default /dev/ttyS0) --speed <speed> or -s : serial port speed (default 9600) --bits <bits> or -b : number of bits (default 8) --stopbits <stopbits> or -t : number of stopbits (default 1) --parity <odd | even> or -a : parity (default none) --flow <Xon | CTS> or -w : flow control (default none) --delay <ms> or -d : end of line delay in ms (default none) --char <char> or -r : wait for a special char at end of line (default none) --file <filename> or -f : default file to send (default none) --echo or -e : switch on local echo
As Gtkterm is often used like a terminal emulator, the shortcut keys are assigned to , rather than just . This allows the user to send keystrokes of the form X and not have Gtkterm intercept them.
- <ctrl><shift>L -- Clear screen
- <ctrl><shift>R -- Send file
- <ctrl><shift>Q -- Quit
- <ctrl><shift>S -- Configure port
- <ctrl><shift>V -- Paste
- <ctrl><shift>C -- Copy
- <ctrl>B -- Send break
NOTES on RS485:
The RS485 flow control is a software user-space emulation and therefore may not work for all configurations (won't respond quickly enough). If this is the case for your setup, you will need to either use a dedicated RS232 to RS485 converter, or look for a kernel level driver. This is an inherent limitation to user space programs.
GtkTerm has a few dependencies:
- Gtk+3 (version 3.14 or higher)
- vte 2.91 (version 0.44 or higher)
Once these dependencies are installed, most people should simply run:
And to install:
If you wish to install Gtkterm someplace other than the default directory, use:
Then build and install as usual.
See INSTALL for more detailed build and install options.