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Reading Parallel Port

Posted on 1998-12-15
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How can-I read from the parallel port ? (LPT1)

(I want to read the output of an application to the parallel printer device. So I connect the parallel cable to my computer, and I expect to be able to read the parallel port as a normal file with the 'open' command. But .. nothing happens ... WHY ?)

Any help is wellcome ... thanks.

/Basile PETROPOULOS (baspet@otenet.gr)



Assume we have a dummy machine that sends
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Here are some url with contains source code about parallel port communication.
http://www.geocities.com/SiliconValley/Bay/1078/parport.htm
http://www.lvr.com/parport.htm
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