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Accessing serial port output of guest OS in VirtualBox in Mac

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I am using VirtualBox in Mac OSX. I have a guest OS that writes to serial port. I want to view the output on the serial port. Since I do not have physical COM1, I have enabled host-pipe to write to a local domain socket. What tool can I use to view the serial port output?

posted Jul 28, 2013 by Natarajan Venkatraman

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Thought to be a MAC issue but looks to be a virtual box stuff following link can help you though it is on Ubuntu not MAC but problem is exactly same. http://askubuntu.com/questions/16586/how-to-access-serial-ubuntu-host-serial-port-on-virtualbox-guest-os

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Is the device file hard coded? If not, try creating a fifo with mkfifo and then anything can read it like tail or other normal shell utils. The classic tool for linking together arbitrary file descriptors is either perl or socat (stands for socket cat, but the actual tool can do essentially anything on either side of itself, like a Swiss army knife...

answer Jul 30, 2013 by Nora Jones
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