The OPENSER statement is used to handle Serial IO. Serial IO to the COM ports on NT and to device files, achieves this on UNIX by using the sequential file statements. In addition, certain control operations can be performed using the IOCTL function. The OPENSER function takes the general form:
OPENSER Path,DevInfo| PIPE TO FileVar THEN | ELSE Statements
Path is the pathname of the required device.
DevInfo consists of the following:
||Baud rate required
||X-ON X-OFF flow control (default)
||no flow control
||input flow contro
||output flow control
||7 bit even parity
||7 bit odd parity
||8 bit no parity (default)
||8 bit no parity, strip top bit
||specifies the file is to be opened to a PIPE for reading.
The PIPE functionality allows a process to open a PIPE, once opened then the process can execute a command via the WRITESEQ/SEND statement and then received the result back via the GET/READSEQ statements.
An example of use is as:
FileName = "/dev/tty01s" OPENSER FileName TO File ELSE STOP 201,FileName WRITESEQ "ls -ail" ON File,"" ;* ONLY for PIPEs LOOP Terminator = CHAR (10) WaitTime = 4 GET Input WAITING WaitTime THEN CRT "Get Ok, Input ":Input:" Count ":Count:"TermChar":TermChar END ELSE CRT "Get Timed out Input ":Input:" Count ":Count:" TermChar":TermChar END WHILE Input NE "" DO REPEAT
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