I could never figure out how minicom stores its state information. Where
does it put the phone numbers anyway???? Not it /etc/minicom or such.
Now ordinarily this is not a problem: let minicom worry itself
However today there was a problem.
When I startedup minicom:
and lo and behold:
i can't dial my list of numbers -
it apparently doesn't remember any of them!!!
I dont even know where minicom keeps them. This is irritating!
Well I did this
and i looked around to see what it had in there: and looked for Phonelist garbled :)
minicom: cannot setreuid(%d, %d)
Error writing to ~/.dialdir!
Manually entered number
Phonelist garbled (?)
cp %s %s.%hd
Old dialdir copied as %s.%hd
No connection: %s.
so clearly there is something about .dialdir
so now I did
strings .dialdir (it is a binary file :))
and I found my old modem target phone numbers.
so I copied it to a new file minicom-old-dialdir :)
and I re-entered the minicom dialto numbers and
on restarting minicom it has regenerated a new .dialdir.
Sneaky program. Resoureful user!