F8 and a GPS -OT

Simon Slater pyevet at aapt.net.au
Fri Jul 11 23:59:35 UTC 2008

On Wed, 2008-07-09 at 21:24 -0500, Mikkel L. Ellertson wrote:
> Simon Slater wrote:
> > I don't suppose someone of your ilk could point a young bloke to some
> > reading on serial comms with linux boxes?  I have a box of odd things
> > I'd like to get going to save some manual data input (microchip reader,
> > barcode scanners etc).  Might even be useful when I get a GPS next year.
> > I keep putting it off for a rainy day, but the drought hasn't broken
> > yet.  About 20 years ago did a bit with minicom and remote weather
> > stations, but can't recall how I got started.
> > 
> One thing to keep in mind when dealing with programming serial ports 
> is that there are two different sets of commands to deal with. Look 
> at the open and fopen man pages.
> If you would like to see one of my early attempts to deal with 
> logging data from a serial device, do a search for 
> cld-0.2-2.src.rpm. You might also find this link interesting...
> http://freshmeat.net/projects/meter/
Yes, very.  Found cld, will download it today, thanks for the tip.


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