The real tag line for moserial is “a serial terminal for the GNOME desktop”. However, since it’s installed just fine on my KDE desktop, I titled this post as “moserial - a serial terminal for Linux”. (Well, it probably works on servers as well, not just desktop.)


So what is this moserial? It’s a terminal which allows you to connect to view or send data to a serial port. For example, a lot of mbed device or micro controllers, such as Arduino, can be configured to send/receive data via serial port. Before I found out about this program, I normally open up Arduinio IDE and connect to the Arduino via Serial Monitor function. Now, I never look back after using moserial.

moserial should be available on most Linux distributions, and on Ubuntu based distros, it can be installed as easy as:

$ sudo apt-get install moserial