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I'm trying to talk to a device using a usb-to-serial converter on linux. Drivers are working, the device exists at /dev/ttyUSB0.

There is a strange problem (checked with a null-modem cable to another computer): Whatever program I use to connect to the device (putty, minicom, screen), they all send a CR (\r) on enter. I (and my device) expect a LF (\n) on enter.

When I use the console to send a command - it sends a LF:

# echo Hello World > /dev/ttyUSB0

Results in "Hello World\n". I also wrote the classic c hello world program (printf("Hello, world!\n");) and redirected the output to /dev/ttyUSB0 - also gives me a "Hello world\n" on the other end of the line.

But all other terminal programs send a \r on enter.

What's going on here?

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Standard TTY protocol is to sent a CR from the keyboard when the user has finished typing and for the computer to echo LF when it's ready for the next line. – Daniel R Hicks Jun 26 '14 at 17:27
    
Check the current settings of your tty with stty -a. Use stty -ocrnl to change the output behaviour of CR being translated to LF. – ott-- Jan 18 at 16:41

Please ensure you have set the ttyUSBx port in raw mode. Otherwise there can be some character replacements e.g. \r with \n and vice versa on receiver side.

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