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Connect to serial/console terminal with MacOS using screen

  • Aug 02 / 2017
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Connect to serial/console terminal with MacOS using screen

It’s possible to connect to serial console with MacOS without using a specific app but only screen.

First, you need to find the correct device you will use to connect to the serial console. Depending on your installation and your adapter, you’ll can find it under different names with one these commands:

Here, we can see that our device is available on /dev/tty.usbserial

If you have any doubt with the screen command, you can check the documentation, with the specific part regarding the console connection:

For example, if you want to connect to serial port with those parameters:

  • 9600 bps
  • 8 data bits
  • flow control

You can just use this command:

Hint: Note that if you’re using a specific adapter (like an adapter DB9/RS232 to USB), you will probably need to install the driver first to get the device available.

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