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a library for serial port (rs232) access in ruby

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= Ruby/SerialPort

== Description

Ruby/SerialPort is a Ruby library that provides a class for using
RS-232 serial ports.  This class also contains low-level functions to
check and set the current state of the signals on the line.

It support POSIX (Linux, *BSD, Solaris, AIX, Mac OS X), Cygwin and native Windows.
The native Windows version of this library supports Microsoft's Visual C++
and Borland's C++ compilers.

== Installation

$ gem install ruby-serialport

Any files and older versions can be found at http://rubyforge.org/projects/ruby-serialport/

== Examples

 reuire 'rubygems'
 require 'serialport'
 sp = SerialPort.new "/dev/my-modem", 9600
 sp.write "AT\r\n"
 puts sp.read   # hopefully "OK" ;-)

A functional example can be found in <tt>examples/miniterm.rb</tt> -- Ruby's copy of miniterm.c

For a compeate API reference see the RDoc of SerialPort.

== License and Copyright

 Copyright (C) 2008 Jonas Bähr <jonas.baehr@fs.ei.tum.de>
           (C) 2008 Daniel E. Shipton <daniel.shipton.oss@gmail.com> 
           (C) 2003 Alan Stern <stern@rowland.harvard.edu>
           (C) 2002 Guillaume Pierronnet <moumar@netcourrier.com>
 
 This program is free software; you can redistribute it and/or
 modify it under the terms of the GNU General Public License
 as published by the Free Software Foundation; either version 2
 of the License, or (at your option) any later version.
 
 This program is distributed in the hope that it will be useful,
 but WITHOUT ANY WARRANTY; without even the implied warranty of
 MERCHANTABILITY or FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE.  See the
 GNU General Public License for more details.
 
 You should have received a copy of the GNU General Public License
 along with this program; if not, write to the Free Software
 Foundation, Inc., 51 Franklin Street, Fifth Floor, Boston, MA  02110-1301, USA.

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