bugAVR Downloader/UploaDEr - Bugs: bug #59801, macOS documentation improvement


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bug #59801: macOS documentation improvement

Submitter:  None
Submitted:  Sat 02 Jan 2021 02:05:38 PM UTC
Category:  None Severity:  3 - Normal
Priority:  5 - Normal Item Group:  None
Status:  Need Info Privacy:  Public
Assigned to:  None Originator Name:  Jeroen
Originator Email:  -email is unavailable- Open/Closed:  Open
Release:  6.3 Programmer hardware:  Arduino Uno
Device type: 

Sun 27 Jun 2021 08:31:06 PM UTC, comment #1: 

Yes, please submit a concrete wording for the change/addition in documentation. Does not need to be a SVN diff (but could), a paragraph or two in "prosa" are OK, so I can add that to the documentation. (Personally, I've got not much experience with MacOS myself.)

Joerg Wunsch <joerg_wunsch>
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Sat 02 Jan 2021 02:05:38 PM UTC, original submission:  

Dear avrdude team,

As a macOS user, I did find it difficult to find out what the port number needs to be when flashing an arduino uno device.

I would like to suggest a improvement in the documentation.

- A header specific for macOS on the page https://www.nongnu.org/avrdude/user-manual/avrdude_18.html#Unix-Port-Names

- Along with a instruction how to find the current port name. For example
ls /dev/tty.usb*

If it is too much of a hussle I would like to edit the page myself if the addition is wanted.

Thank you for the project,




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