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I am currently using putty and Tera Term VT for connecting to external devices over serial port for bugging. Is there any alternative for OS X?

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MAC is a commonly used networking term, short for "Media Access Control". Perhaps you mean "Mac"? –  Abhi Beckert Jan 15 '12 at 18:14
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There are a couple of solutions available. My preference is the ZOC Terminal Emulator, it is commercial, but also available for Windows and MacOS alike. It does serial connections, also SSH and Telnet, rsh ... quite like Putty.

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Other serial alternatives for the Mac would be zTerm and iTerm.

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The best aqua app I've seen is CoolTerm. You can also do it with minicom or screen.

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I'm not familiar with serial ports, but you should be able use the built in Terminal app which is provided by Apple (search for it with spotlight).

It's a very good terminal client, my personal favourite by far on any platform.

You need to use the screen command inside Terminal, but beyond that I'm not sure how it's used.

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There is picocom. A quick google found binary for 10.6

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Please consider adding more information, e.g. where you found this. –  Daniel Beck Jul 14 '12 at 15:45
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