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When using USB console cable on Macbook to connect to a device...

# confirm the USB (console cable) device connected on Macbook
ls /dev
ls -1 /dev | grep -i usb

# start local logging using script
cd ~/tmp
script 2024-05-08-{work description}.log

# start console window using screen
sudo screen /dev/tty.usbserial-AL0187PC

# list available sessions
sudo screen -list

# to free active console lock
sudo screen -x {id of the existing session}

# while on console
# exit or kill the window
Ctrl-A k
# to enable scroll up the terminal
Ctrl-A [
# to exit the scroll-mode

# once you are back on the terminal out of the screen session
# stop logging using script