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[REBOL] Re: Accessing serial port under Windows

From: dlhawley:home at: 21-Mar-2001 9:42

Previously, you ([geza67--freestart--hu]) wrote:
> Hello to All REBOLers ! > > I am stuck with a problem accessing the serial port COM1 under Windows with REBOL/View (I would like to send modem AT commands and receive the resulting strings) . Although system/ports/serial lists com1 and com2 as valid, if I query with port? several possible variations of port reference syntax (e.g. port://serial1, serial://port1, serial://com1) I get a 'false answer. > > My question is, how to reference the serial ports. ... With Unix or derivatives it would be SOOO easy, like %dev/serX ... but unfortunately Windows lacks such virtual device driver files.
I haven't tried this under Windows, but you should be able to do: open serial://port1 optionally append settings in the form: /9600/none/8/1 to portX. You'll need the latest exp version. Also look at system/ports/serial and make sure that it looks something like: [ COM1 COM2 ] or [ serX ... ] for Unix (the /dev/ prefix is striped). If you have ports that are not in the list, just append them. -- David L. Hawley D.L. Hawley and Associates 1.503.274.2242 Software Engineer [David--L--Hawley--computer--org]