I never switch between the Serial Monitor and minicom. I only use minicom.
So please tell me how it is possible to edit a sketch by using minicom only.
You can use the IDE to edit code without using the Serial Monitor.
However I do all my editing with GeanyI have written a simple Python program to compile and upload using the command-line IDE. The Python program converts relative references to absolute references.
That's true but if I switch to minicom I have to close the IDE. If I don't minicom doesn't receive anything.
Just now I loaded the analog read serial example into the IDE and uploaded it to an Uno. I then viewed the output in the Serial Monitor.Then I closed the Serial Monitor, but not the IDE, and viewed the output in minicom.
if I switch to minicom I have to close the IDE.
... although, being a good, old-fashioned application, starting minicom probably isn't any slower than starting the serial monitor.
The problem was that I had to close the IDE prior to use minicom.