Serial port logging

Michael Torrie torriem at
Thu Dec 1 09:34:18 MST 2005

On Thu, 2005-12-01 at 09:13 -0700, jeff wrote:
> No, I want them to log all the time.  I don't want to have to be in 
> minicom for this to work.  Idealy, id like to tap into them with 
> something like logger.

Would "screen" help?  Can't you run minicom with the logging enabled in
a screen session on the monitoring box? Then you can log in, grab the
screen session and interact with the console, then disconnect when
you're done.  I know this isn't what you want, but it may serve the same
purpose?  I take it you'll need a box to do the serial port monitoring


> Nicholas Leippe wrote:
> > On Thursday 01 December 2005 08:16 am, jeff wrote:
> > 
> >>I have several systems that have their console redirected to serial and
> >>are connected to another machine (monitor).  I am able to use minicom to
> >>access all these, but I'd like to log everything that comes across the
> >>com port as well.  Any suggestions?
> > 
> > 
> > Minicom has logging features built in.  Is this not what you mean?
> > 
Michael Torrie <torriem at>

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