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How to get the Linux terminal via null-modem cable on-the-fly (without editing /etc/inittab file)?

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migrated from Apr 15 '11 at 8:58

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Run a getty (such as agetty or mgetty) against the appropriate device.

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Try minicom.

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This is an ancient post, but please consider expanding the answer. Just pointing to a product isn't considered an answer by current standards because it doesn't indicate anything about why it's a good solution or how to accomplish the solution. Good guidance on recommending software here. Thanks. – fixer1234 Jan 9 at 19:23

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