A. NT is a model of inconsistency when it comes to redirecting stdin and stdout. You can redirect console output to a serial port easily, but receiving input from the port is a problem.
Command Line Terminal (CLT) for NT is a simple freeware utility designed to solve this issue. It can:
- Opens a COM port using parameters you specify in an environment variable
- Prints a message saying the port is open, or terminates with an error
- Sends whatever you type at the console to the COM port
- Prints whatever comes back from the COM port on the console
- Exits if you hit
Download CLT.ZIP (32KB) from http://www.ntfaq.com/download/clt.zip.