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Using the setserial Command

Use the setserial command to query the characteristics of a serial device. As you have seen, the command is easy to use.
You simply enter setserial followed by the device name.
How do I check and configure serial ports under Linux for various purposes such as modem, connecting null modems or connect a dumb terminal?
Linux offers various tools. Linux uses ttySx for a serial port device name. For example, COM1 (DOS/Windows name) is ttyS0, COM2 is ttyS1 and so on.

Task: Display Detected System's Serial Support
Simple run dmesg command
$ dmesg | grep tty

Output:
[   37.531286] serial8250: ttyS0 at I/O 0x3f8 (irq = 4) is a 16550A
[   37.531841] 00:0b: ttyS0 at I/O 0x3f8 (irq = 4) is a 16550A
[   37.532138] 0000:04:00.3: ttyS1 at I/O 0x1020 (irq = 18) is a 16550A