• C

serial input.

hi there,
i need to write a very basic program or find an open source program to receive input from a serial port. it doesnt have to be in c in fact i would prefer to write a unix bash script but i know that it can be done in c.

i have an infra red receiver (im building one) that uses the serial port, i need to translate the information coming down the line and then send it to a server. i can do that bit but actually opening the socket and receiving i cant.

can anyone help?

Sean Barton
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SeanBartonAuthor Commented:
this is excellent, thankyou. is there a windows website. im trying to make this program and unix compatible is fine but its for use in an office and doubling up a windows pc as a receiver is a plus.

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