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RE: Serial port using USB adaptor

Yeah. RS232C can operate in many different ways, using the various "wires" differently. Opening a serial port is just the beginning of the work; then there is deciding what signals and handshake to use. Oh....the good ol' days.

Charles Stepp
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There's never time to do it rite, but there's always time to do it over.

-----Original Message-----
From: Samuel Thibault [] 
Sent: Saturday, March 01, 2008 5:05 AM
Subject: Re: Serial port using USB adaptor

hce, le Sat 01 Mar 2008 20:20:21 +1100, a écrit :
> One more thing, if a serial port is not connected by a serial cable,
> it can still open a serila port without errors. That was very stange
> to everybody when a problem printed out "Open Serial Port /dev/com1
> success", but actually there was no cable connected to that port. Is
> it a bug in Cygwin?

That's not a bug: a daemon can then open a port and detect whenever you
plug something and switch it on.


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