[TUHS] x/y/zmodem on Unix

Michael Stiller via TUHS tuhs at tuhs.org
Tue Sep 19 19:47:42 AEST 2023

I just wanted to mention, that you can also get zmodem support for iTerm2 if you are on mac.

In fact i use it a lot.

See here:


Best regards,


> On 19. Sep 2023, at 04:04, Theodore Ts'o <tytso at mit.edu> wrote:
> On Mon, Sep 18, 2023 at 07:07:25PM -0400, Dan Cross wrote:
>> xmodem lives on in a lot of embedded applications because of its
>> overall simplicity. We used it to bootstrap kernels onto Oxide
>> computers, for example, while we were doing active development.
> Today, KDE's Konsole terminal window has a "ZModem upload" function,
> which I've used for sending a file up to some system where the
> administrator on the remote machine has disabled scp and sftp for
> random security $REASONS.
> I could compress the file and use uuencode/uudecode, but for larger
> files where cut and paste isn't terribly convenient, using zmodem can
> be one of the simpler and more effective.
> 						- Ted

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