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An ultra simple serial client using pyserial.

Project description

An ultra simple serial client using pyserial.

Usage

Install it using

pip install nanocom

Example usage would be

nanocom --port /dev/ttyUSB0 --baudrate 115200

The following options are available

-h, --help              Show this message and exit.
-v, --version           Show the version and exit.
-p, --port PATH         The serial port. Examples include /dev/tty.usbserial or /dev/ttyUSB0.
-b, --baudrate INTEGER  The baudrate of the serial port. The default is 115200.
-m, --map KEY VALUE     A character map where a string VALUE is sent for a character KEY. Multiple maps are allowed.
-c, --exit-char CHAR    The exit character (A to Z, [, \, ], or _) where Ctrl+CHAR is used to exit. The default is ].

Why another serial client?

I couldn’t find anything to suit my need. I tried many different things, from GNU Screen to bash scripts. But they all were either too clunky, interfered with tmux, or didn’t pass ANSI escape codes through. The best thing I found was python -m serial.tools.miniterm but it had an odd menu system that wasn’t needed. Nanocom is a simple modification of serial.tools.miniterm.

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