[CentOS] Serial Port or USB monitoring / Logging

Les Mikesell lesmikesell at gmail.com
Sat Feb 13 16:55:02 UTC 2010

Gregory P. Ennis wrote:
> On Fri, 2010-02-12 at 19:58 -0600, Gregory P. Ennis wrote:
>> On Sat, 2010-02-13 at 00:52 +0000, Joseph L. Casale wrote:
>>>> Do any of you have any perl scripts that do this?  I would like to look
>>>> at your logic either for a serial or usb port.
>>> Based on an upcoming but unlikely need I may have, I thought I would give
>>> google a look, first hit lays some ideas out pretty easily:
>>> http://aplawrence.com/BGarlock/logger.html
>>> http://search.cpan.org/dist/Device-SerialPort/SerialPort.pm
>>> What exactly do you need to do?
>> Thanks for your response....
>> I found this script on aplawrence as well, but my first attempts failed
>> in making it work.  I decided to take another look at it after your
>> note, and was successful getting Device::SerialPort to installed using a
>> different computer.  I had to change :
>> #$PORT      = "/dev/ttyD015";          # port to watch
>> $PORT      = "/dev/ttyS0";          # port to watch
>> but I was able to make it execute.
>> I am trying to connect a automated urine analyzer to a serial report
>> with the hope of catching the results so that I can eventually
>> incorporate the data in a patient medical record.  I intend to do the
>> same thing for a blood analyzer.
>> Now that I have Tony Lawrence's script executing I can take the next
>> step of connecting the urine analyzer to to the serial port to do some
>> testing.
>> Thanks for prompting me to look at the logger script again, I had given
>> up on it.
>> Greg  
> I did some additional testing and I am unable to get Device::SerialPort
> to install using cpan on Fedora 12, but it works perfectly on Centos 5.4
> On the Fedora system I am getting :
> /usr/bin/perl Makefile.PL' returned status 512, won't make
> I plan to use Centos for this project, but was doing some testing with
> Fedora in the beginning. 

ckermit can do about anything you would want to do with a serial port.  It has 
an odd scripting language and is slightly geared to talking to smartmodems, 
though.  You might find it handy for interactive testing even if you end up 
writing a more dedicated program in C or perl.

   Les Mikesell
    lesmikesell at gmail.com

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