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ssterm is a console-based simple serial port terminal. It features painless serial port configuration, has no dependencies outside of a standard Python 2 installation, is contained in a single file, and provides a variety of useful input/output features, including plain ASCII representation, split hexadecimal/ASCII representation, pure hexadecimal representation, color coding bytes and characters, raw input/output with control character forwarding, and remapping of transmitted and received newlines.

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  •  04 Apr 2012 05:34

    Release Notes: The Escape character has been changed from Ctrl-[ to the more unique Ctrl-], which does not serve as the escape code for many other special keys and cause ssterm to quit on them like Ctrl-[ did. Split hexadecimal/ASCII representation mode formatting has been modified to conform to “hexdump -C” canonical split output.

    •  28 Mar 2012 09:14

      Release Notes: Support has been added for split hexadecimal/ASCII representation mode. The controlling terminal is now more cleanly reset on program exit. A minor non-blocking read bug has been fixed.

      •  19 Mar 2012 20:25

        Release Notes: Support was added for color coding characters / bytes. ssterm was rewritten in Python 2 for ease of future extensibility and maintenance. The license was upgraded from the GPLv2 to the GPLv3.

        •  05 Feb 2011 00:57

          Release Notes: Mutexes were added for safer handling of shared variables across threads.

          •  23 Nov 2009 01:15

            Release Notes: The serial port was not being opened in non-blocking mode, preventing ssterm from working in some situations. This has been fixed.


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