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Detecting cable failure

How to detect that a cable is disconnected on any end?


 

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nico
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May 19, 2011 3:20 pm

Hi,

(sorry if this is FAQ or stupid)

How do I detect at a software level if a serial cable is connected/disconnected?

Communication is RS232, OS is linux, data may or may not come, time-outs are not a reliable detection means.

Thanks

Nicolas

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