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Using LPT port for transffering info

Posted on 1997-10-09
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How can I use LPT cable for transffering Information
between two computers via Turbo Pascal

(I mean more than 256bit, got it?)
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Question by:meir_tseitlin
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by:kellyjj
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Are you talking about like doing serial communications?  Why would you not want to use your com ports?
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by:lostminds
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What exactly are you doing?  A program like interlnk? or a game(or something else?)  If it is a game I wouldn't use the Lpt port.
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by:berox
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No I don't get >256bits ...
Can you be more specific, but I guess you just want to know how you must program the LPT port, am I right ?
If that's the only thing you want to know then I can send you the program for it right away
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eviltekk earned 100 total points
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do it like this:

in the source computer:

assign (f,'LPT1');
rewrite(f);
writeln (f,'example');

in the desternation computer:

assign(f,'LPT1');
reset(f);
readln(f,st);

now st='example';

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