From: Fred Cisin <>
Date: Mon Jan 3 18:37:21 2005

> > It seems like I remember doing something
> >like "copy COM1: FileName" or something.
> > It seems like I remember there being an issue
> >with the file name extention.
> And perhaps something else about setting the mode of the COM1:
> port for bits and binary?

Setting the port parameters is done with the MODE program.

Setting the port for "BINARY" can not be done in MS-DOS.
You HAFTA write or obtain some code.
MS-DOS actually has a built-in error message saying
"Cannot copy binary to or from a device" if you try
to use the /B option of COPY when copying to or from

Grumpy Ol' Fred
Received on Mon Jan 03 2005 - 18:37:21 GMT

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