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Old 10-27-2009, 12:45 PM   #1
rpaulk
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serial input read into a character app


I have a character app running on a Linux server with a telnet thin client.
This app requires 3 input values that I would like to be filled in from a scale indicator that is connected via serial to the PC running this app. I feel like this is doable but not sure how. The app is running in Progress 10.1B. Currently I can see the 3 values coming from the serial port with hyperterminal but I do not want to have to rekey into the app.
 
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I have a character app running on a Linux server with a telnet thin client.
This app requires 3 input values that I would like to be filled in from a scale indicator that is connected via serial to the PC running this app. I feel like this is doable but not sure how. The app is running in Progress 10.1B. Currently I can see the 3 values coming from the serial port with hyperterminal but I do not want to have to rekey into the app.
Simple...write a program to read the characters coming across the serial line, and do something with them. What problem(s) are you having implementing it?
 
  


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