VT100 under SIMH

From: John A. Dundas III <dundas_at_caltech.edu>
Date: Wed Sep 1 11:43:18 2004

At 12:11 PM -0400 9/1/04, Paul Koning wrote:
> >>>>> "John" == John A Dundas, <John> writes:
> John> At 11:26 AM -0400 9/1/04, John Allain wrote:
> >> What I'm looking for I think is a command shell with VT100 support
> >> that I can run SIMH in locally. Alternately I could just connect
> >> the actual terminal to a serial line. Anybody do this?
> John> I have done precisely this under Mac OS X. Took a real VT100,
> John> connected to a Keyspan USB serial adapter, modified /etc/ttys
> John> appropriately, and there you go.
>Considering that Mac OS X has terminal emulators that (presumably) can
>emulate a VT100, why didn't you just use those?

The point of my exercise was to verify that a real VT100 would
perform hooked up to OS X through a USB serial adapter. [It worked
fine.] That it works as expected with SIMH is merely icing and
perhaps useful for others to know.

The stock Terminal application in OS X does not do a complete or
satisfactory VT100 emulation, in my book. There are indeed other
emulators that may or may not do the desired job.

Received on Wed Sep 01 2004 - 11:43:18 BST

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