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Cool but obvious gnu screen trick

2005-12-28 , ,

From the RTFM department, [GNU Screen](http://www.gnu.org/software/screen/) can be used like tip or cu.
The manual reads:
> Screen has built in some functionality of “cu” and “telnet”.

and

> If a tty (character special device) name (e.g. “/dev/ttya”) is specified
> as the first parameter, then the window is directly connected to
> this device.

So doing the following on my FreeBSD desktop

screen /dev/cuaa0

neatly connects to the first serial port with a usable terminal emulator.
Which came in handy today when one of my hosts panicked.

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