CuteCom is an intuitive free and open source graphical serial terminal that makes connecting to devices easy. The clean interface has an intuitive GUI that is easy to use with no cryptic keyboard shortcuts. It uses a line-oriented display for clarity rather than a character-oriented display. It supports common control sequences like Ctrl+C, Ctrl+Q and Ctrl+S. It also maintains an input history to easily reuse previous commands.
CuteCom offers session support to save and switch between connections via the command line. It has a session manager for switching between sessions easily. The control panel hides when not in use to avoid clutter. For file transfers, CuteCom has built-in XMODEM, YMODEM, and ZMODEM protocols.
CuteCom makes it easy to differentiate between typed text and echoed text. You can select between read/write, read-only, and write-only open modes. Hexadecimal input and output is available when needed. Line end characters like LF, CR, LFCR are customizable. There is configurable delay between characters as well.
For debugging, CuteCom can optionally show control characters like line feed or tabs. It can also prefix each line in output with a timestamp. CuteCom is extensible via plugins for advanced workflows like macros and proxy support.
How to Install Cutecom on Ubuntu
To install Cutecom on your Linux system, open the terminal software (ctrl+alt+t) and run below Cutecom flatpak install command.
flatpak install flathub com.gitlab.cutecom.cutecom
You can open it using below command.
flatpak run com.gitlab.cutecom.cutecom
Note: If you don’t already have flatpak and flathub installed,then install them on your system first using the commands provided below. After the installation, restart your system and again start the Cutecom installation.
sudo apt install flatpak
flatpak remote-add --if-not-exists flathub https://flathub.org/repo/flathub.flatpakrepo
And uninstall Cutecom using below commands.
flatpak uninstall com.gitlab.cutecom.cutecom
sudo flatpak uninstall com.gitlab.cutecom.cutecom