[Melbourne-pm] Driving a serial command line device with Perl

Craig Sanders cas at taz.net.au
Mon Oct 9 06:06:25 PDT 2006

On Wed, Oct 04, 2006 at 12:59:50PM +1000, Daniel Pittman wrote:
> G'day.  I need to build a script wrapper around a command line device,
> accessed via a serial port.
> I know a bunch of ways to do this, from driving an external cu with
> Expect, or implementing all that code myself with sysread and syswrite.

no need to do that, there is a CPAN module called 'Expect' which
re-implements Expect in perl.

> All I really need is to connect to the device, write a few commands out
> and read back the responses.  All pretty trivial, no complex buffering
> needed, and all should be pretty easy to manage.
> So, any suggestions on what the easy way to do this is?



craig sanders <cas at taz.net.au>           (part time cyborg)

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