picocom - minimal dumb-terminal emulation program

Property Value
Distribution Ubuntu 17.10 (Artful Aardvark)
Repository Ubuntu Universe i386
Package name picocom
Package version 2.2
Package release 2
Package architecture i386
Package type deb
Installed size 87 B
Download size 32.49 KB
Official Mirror archive.ubuntu.com
picocom 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. It is ideal for embedded systems
since its memory footprint is minimal.


Package Version Architecture Repository
picocom_2.2-2_amd64.deb 2.2 amd64 Ubuntu Universe
picocom - - -


Name Value
libc6 >= 2.7


Type URL
Binary Package picocom_2.2-2_i386.deb
Source Package picocom

Install Howto

  1. Update the package index:
    # sudo apt-get update
  2. Install picocom deb package:
    # sudo apt-get install picocom




2017-06-17 - W. Martin Borgert <debacle@debian.org>
picocom (2.2-2) unstable; urgency=medium
* Upload to unstable
2017-05-24 - W. Martin Borgert <debacle@debian.org>
picocom (2.2-1) experimental; urgency=medium
* New upstream version (Closes: #840671, #852754)
* New version supports setting stop bits (Closes: #837046)
* Use new debhelper 10
* Fixed homepage and download URL (Closes: #752098)
* Use machine-readable copyright format
* Add myself to uploaders
* Use collab-maint Git for packaging
* Update Standards-Version to 3.9.8; no changes required
* Build manual page from source (Closes: #430975)
2012-04-21 - Matt Palmer <mpalmer@debian.org>
picocom (1.7-1) unstable; urgency=low
* New upstream release.  Closes: #659590.
* Switch to dpkg-source 3.0 (quilt) format.
* Bump debhelper compat to 8, switch to minimal dh-based debian/rules.
* Update Homepage: field.
* Update Standards-Version to 3.9.3; no changes required.
2008-08-03 - Matt Palmer <mpalmer@debian.org>
picocom (1.4-3) unstable; urgency=low
* Adopted.  Closes: #452192.
* Dump the debian-native packaging.
* Fix odd parity problems.  Closes: #492695.  Thanks to Freddy Spierenburg
for the patch.
2008-01-10 - Lucas Nussbaum <lucas@lucas-nussbaum.net>
picocom (1.4-2) unstable; urgency=low
* QA upload.
* Set Maintainer to QA Group. The previous Maintainer email is bouncing. 
2004-09-14 - Oliver Kurth <oku@debian.org>
picocom (1.4-1) unstable; urgency=low
* new upstream version:
- Changed the behavior of the C-a command. Now pressing C-a
twice sends C-a to the serial port
- Added the C-\ command that generates a break sequence
- Added (optional) UUCP-lockfiles support
2004-03-07 - Oliver Kurth <oku@debian.org>
picocom (1.3-1) unstable; urgency=low
* Initial Release (closes: #236044)
* upstream included my man page

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