JUST LEANED THE obvious today. Screen does null modem connections too.
At work I’ve been struggling with minicom. One thing that especially annoys me, it that it clears all text history when minimizing or resizing the VMware window. When I finally had had enough and googled for a replacement, I stumbled upon this blog entry using-gnu-screen-as-terminal-emulator .
Doh!. Should have known. Of course it does. Screen rocks!