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Termite is an easy to use and easy to configure RS232 terminal. It uses an interface similar to that of "messenger" or "chat" programs, with a large window that contains all received data and an edit line for typing in strings to transmit. Highlights of the utility are the ease of installation (possibly with pre-configured settings) using a heuristic search for the appropriate COM port and, as was mentioned, its user-friendliness.

Other features are:
* Plug-in interface for pre-processing or alternative views of the data, logging received data to a file, adding a toolbar to Termite, keyboard macros, and other functionality that you may think of.
* A history of commands that you typed, with auto-completion.
* Resizeable main window, with a "keep window on top" option, multilingual user interface.
* Ability to run with pre-configured settings from a read-only medium (no installation is necessary).
* Support for non-standard Baud rates (MIDI, DMX512).
* Different colouring for transmitted and received data (blue=transmitted, green=received).
* Data can be forwarded between two RS232 ports.
* Search dialog for transmitted/received text (right-click pop-up menu).
* Save or print the contents of the transmitted/received text (right-click pop-up menu).

To install Termite, run the following command from the command line or from PowerShell:

C:\> choco install termite

To upgrade Termite, run the following command from the command line or from PowerShell:

C:\> choco upgrade termite


  • tools\chocolateyinstall.ps1 Show
    $ErrorActionPreference = 'Stop';
    $toolsDir   = "$(Split-Path -parent $MyInvocation.MyCommand.Definition)"
    $fileLocation = Join-Path $toolsDir 'termite-3.4.exe'
    $packageArgs = @{
      packageName   = $env:ChocolateyPackageName
      unzipLocation = $toolsDir
      fileType      = 'EXE'
      file         = $fileLocation
      softwareName  = 'termite*'
      checksum      = 'CA440B6C7F6EAA812BA5F8BF42AED86E02022CA50A1C72585168C9B671D0FE19'
      checksumType  = 'sha256'
      silentArgs   = '/S'
      validExitCodes= @(0)
    Install-ChocolateyInstallPackage @packageArgs
  • tools\LICENSE.txt Show
    Termite 3.4 is copyrighted software that is free for personal and commercial use. You may use it and distribute it 
    without limitations. You may however not remove or conceal the copyright. There are no guarantees or warranties 
    whatsoever; use it at your own risk. 
  • tools\termite-3.4.exe Show
    md5: 86F615A0D2D14733BF1463CBDB5E2E2E | sha1: 374F6E57E767C60ECB1F9FCA70C5344154332293 | sha256: CA440B6C7F6EAA812BA5F8BF42AED86E02022CA50A1C72585168C9B671D0FE19 | sha512: B13344CD6D936F477E2F3EDA2A5406E91D59B03B15654D434056600DA1E9F9FEB71BA900F82F8AE0444CB115C21C04A72AF4070C9EC4DCE787C7A5DC23C687E1
  • tools\VERIFICATION.txt Show
    The publisher does not provide checksums so the only verification option is to binary compare the file in this package
    with the one found on the publisher's website.

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This package has no dependencies.

Package Maintainer(s)

Software Author(s)

  • Thiadmer Riemersma
  • CompuPhase


Version History

Version Downloads Last updated Status
Termite 1427 Thursday, December 19, 2013  

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