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Old 06-16-2004, 07:42 PM   #1
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Why can't I read in data from the serial port using a bash script?

I'm trying to log any data coming over the serial port. I'm trying this:

% /dev/ttyS0/ > logfile

But it ain't working. I can write to the serial port ok, so I know that is all set up correctly. Does anyone know how to do this?

By the way, I'm doing this in a shell script, so I can't use minicom or any other terminal utility like that.
Old 06-17-2004, 01:21 AM   #2
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   tail -f /dev/ttyS0 >logfile


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