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Is minicom the only option? I need to be able to modem in to some ancient applications that are commonly accessed by ProComm running on Windows, but I would like to do this from a Linux box.

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minicom is the best option, yes. kermit might also work for you. If you're on an older unix box, you might look for cu. @Zoredache points out that screen will also do the trick, since serial ports are ttys.

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Minicom is probably the best option, but you also can use GNU screen for making serial connections.

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