[REBOL] Re: Another newbie joins the crowd.
From: gjones05:mail:orion at: 22-May-2001 8:54
From: "Hazelwood Lyle"
> Hi all, I hope I didn't just miss this in
> the docs somewhere..
> I'd like to try Rebol for ASCII data logging from serial port to a
> It looks like it should be an easy beginners script, but I can't find
> docs on opening the serial port. (That's a COM port for you winders
> All suggestions gladly considered.
No, you didn't. There is some information buried in the list archive at
escribe.com. Here is what I previously excerpted from Novemeber that
may get you rolling. Please note that I've not used this aspect of
Bo wrote on 7 Nov 2000
I found out some additional info on the serial ports.
On Linux, for example, serial ports can be named in
any of the following formats:
Also, the 0 can be a higher number if you have
more than one serial port.
REBOL cannot determine which of these is correct
due to technical reasons which are beyond the scope
of this email, so you will have to try the following:
1) You must be running REBOL as ROOT (or
somehow change the permissions on the serial ports
beforehand) as this is a security feature of most multi-user
2) Try setting system/ports/serial to the different naming
conventions of your system. For example:
system/ports/serial: [ttyC0 ttyC1]
system/ports/serial: [ttyS0 ttyS1]
system/ports/serial: [cua0 cua1]
You can include as many serial ports as there
are on your system in this block.
3) Open the serial port like this:
serial-port: open serial://port1/9600/8/none/1
Use the word PORT1 above (don't replace with
the serial port name) it refers directly to a location
in the system/ports/serial block. You can also use
PORT2 or PORT3, etc. (if applicable to your system).
Gabriele wrote on 9 Nov 2000:
port: open/no-wait serial:// ; you may supply parameters in the url
insert port "ATZ"
print copy port
(WARNING: THE CODE ABOVE WAS NOT TESTED.)
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