Dec 242017
 
Control your COM and PRT ports.
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Control your COM and PRT ports.
File Name File Size Zip Size Zip Type
COMPORT.DOC 47798 15119 deflated
COMPORT.EXE 18030 10265 deflated
README.1ST 6495 2215 deflated
REGISTER.FRM 1398 699 deflated

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Contents of the README.1ST file



PROGRAM: COMPORT V2.5 -- Manipulate and Display COM and LPT Port Info

For COM ports, displays UART type, IRQ used. Allows addition or
removal of COM and LPT ports from DOS at any address. Netware,
LANtastic, and LAN Manager aware.

AUTHOR: OSR Open Systems Resources, Inc.
105 Route 101A, #19
Amherst, New Hampshire 03031-2244

EMAIL: [email protected] \ CIS: 71477,2703

COST: Shareware registration fee of $14.75 (payable as check or
money order, and mailed to the above address) required after
evaluation period, not to exceed 30 days.

SUPPORT: 90 days, included in cost of registration, available only to
REGISTERED USERS via Compuserve mail (user id above), Internet
mail (see above) and US Mail.

UPDATES: REGISTERED USERS will be informed of available major updates
and important bug fixes. REGISTERED USERS are eligible for
free updates during the support period.

CHANGES: From V2.0:
- Major bug-fixes and enhancements to IRQ identification
(/I option), based on wide-spread testing and user feedback.
Now identified IRQ2/9 devices, and avoids hanging at all
costs!
- UART identification code now avoids changing IE bits
in UART.
- Made LANtastic aware.


COMPORT V2.5 is distributed as a compressed library (archive) file named
COMPRT25.ZIP. This file contains:

README.1STThis file, containing a basic overview of COMPORT
COMPORT.DOCComplete user documentation for COMPORT
REGISTER.FRMCOMPORT registration form. Please use it if
you find COMPORT useful.
COMPORT.EXEThe executable COMPORT program.

Installation simply involves unpacking the library file, and placing
COMPORT.EXE where it can be conveniently executed, typically in a
utility directory on your PATH. For example, if you path statement
is...
PATH=C:\DOS;C:\UTILS

...you might wish to copy COMPORT.EXE to the UTILS directory so that it
may be conveniently executed from any directory.


QUICK START INFORMATION

To get COMPORT to simply display the number and addresses of the
serial and parallel ports in your system, and the UART type of
the serial ports, simply type:

COMPORT

at the DOS prompt. COMPORT may also be used to display the IRQ
of the serial ports in your system. Please do this with your network
software UNloaded and nothing running in the background. The command
is:

COMPORT /I

The remainder of this section contains a brief overview of the
COMPORT options. The COMPORT manual (also included in this kit)
contains a complete discussion of each option, as well as a
significant amount of information on how COMPORT works, the different
types of UARTS, how the DOS BIOS Data Area is used, and more.
It is strongly suggested that you read the manual, so you can
get the most out of COMPORT. The manual is 15 pages long.
An attractive, laser printed, copy of the manual can be ordered
when you register COMPORT.

There are two classes of COMPORT options, "Display" options and
"Configuration" options.

Display options allow control of what COMPORT displays when it is
invoked. These options are:

/A[-] Display addresses of parallel and serial ports
known to DOS, as well as types of serial port UARTS.
DEFAULT = /A (enabled)

/E[-]Displays number of COM and LPT ports known to DOS
according to the BIOS Data Area Equipment List
Word, as COMPORT STARTS to run. Therefore, any
ports found by COMPORT Configuration options are
not included in these counts.
DEFAULT = /E (enabled)

/I[-]Displays the IRQ (Interrupt Request Queue) number
associated with each COM port.
DEFAULT = /I- (disabled)

/? or /HDisplays a short screen of help information.

Configuration options give control of how COM and LPT ports are configured
by DOS, and allow you to register your copy of COMPORT. Configuration
options are:

/S[-]Requests COMPORT to scan for additional COM and
LPT ports at their typical default addresses and
if any are found, add them to DOS.
DEFAULT = /S- (disabled)

/Cn=xRequests COMPORT to configure COM (serial) port
n (n=1-4) in DOS at port address x (x = hex
address without trailing "h" or leading "0x").
DEFAULT = none.

/Ln=xRequests COMPORT to configure LPT (parallel) port
n (n=1-3) in DOS at port address x (x = hex
address, without trailing "h" or leading "0x").
DEFAULT = none.

/R=kAllows you to REGISTER your version of COMPORT,
using the registration key ("k") provided to you
/A[-] Display addresses of parallel and serial ports
known to DOS, as well as types of serial port UARTS.
DEFAULT = /A (enabled)

/E[-]Displays number of COM and LPT ports known to DOS
according to the BIOS Data Area Equipment List
Word, as COMPORT STARTS to run. Therefore, any
ports found by COMPORT Configuration options are
not included in these counts.
DEFAULT = /E (enabled)

/I[-]Displays the IRQ (Interrupt Request Queue) number
associated with each COM port.
DEFAULT = /I- (disabled)

/? or /HDisplays a short screen of help information.

Configuration options give control of how COM and LPT ports are configured
by DOS, and allow you to register your copy of COMPORT. Configuration
options are:

/S[-]Requests COMPORT to scan for additional COM and
LPT ports at their typical default addresses and
if any are found, add them to DOS.
DEFAULT = /S- (disabled)

/Cn=xRequests COMPORT to configure COM (serial) port
n (n=1-4) in DOS at port address x (x = hex
address without trailing "h" or leading "0x").
DEFAULT = none.

/Ln=xRequests COMPORT to configure LPT (parallel) port
n (n=1-3) in DOS at port address x (x = hex
address, without trailing "h" or leading "0x").
DEFAULT = none.

/R=kAllows you to REGISTER your version of COMPORT,
using the registration key ("k") provided to you
by the author. Registering your copy of COMPORT
removes the gentle, but annoying, registration
reminder that requires that you type to
continue COMPORT's execution. This option
supersedes any others on the command line.
by the author. Registering your copy of COMPORT
removes the gentle, but annoying, registration
reminder that requires that you type to
continue COMPORT's execution. This option
supersedes any others on the command line.


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