Re: Serial comm program
On Wed, Aug 10, 2005 at 03:20:24PM +0000, Karl O. Pinc wrote:
> On 08/10/2005 06:32:56 AM, Daniel D Jones wrote:
> > If the info is pasted in too fast, the router or switch will drop
> > characters, so I need something with a configurable delay after
> > pasting characters or lines from the clipboard.
> This I don't understand. Your net connections should be all TCP,
> and so the data should arrive at the destination. The serial
> connections need flow control and/or rate limiting. The way
> to do this is with the proper wiring and configuraton of the
> serial port, either through minicom config or directly on the
> port with setserial. (I'd use a minicom config.) If you
When using minicom, I've used the ascii-xfr program (included in
the minicom package I believe) to doll out files with configurable
delays between lines and/or characters. There are definitely
systems out there that don't handle overruns via hard or soft
handshaking, however lame that is. I don't recall getting this
to work with clipboard data, so would usually have to store that
data in a named file first.
I just noticed a bit in ascii-xfr(1) showing how to configure this
capability inside minicom, which would be handy. I've always run
it separately, directing the output at the device.
Ken Irving, firstname.lastname@example.org
University of Alaska, Fairbanks