May 26, 2018
Dumb Terminal Emulator
As its name suggests, picocom is a minimal dumb-terminal emulation pro- gram. It is, in principle, very much like minicom1 , only it’s “pico” instead of “mini”! It was designed to serve as a simple, manual, modem configuration, testing, and debugging tool. It has also served quite well as a low-tech “terminal-window” to allow operator intervention in PPP connection scripts something like the ms-windows “open terminal window before / after dialing” feature. It could also prove useful in many other similar tasks.