[erlang-questions] file:open on devices
Sat Dec 25 10:24:25 CET 2010
Thank you, now that limitation makes sense!
Yours, Alexey Romanov
On Fri, Dec 24, 2010 at 5:06 PM, Evans, Matthew <> wrote:
> It's not possible to do this from Erlang IRC:
> Your best bet is probably a port-driver or a NIF.
> From:  On Behalf Of Alexey Romanov 
> Sent: Friday, December 24, 2010 6:58 AM
> To: Erlang Questions
> Subject: [erlang-questions] file:open on devices
> I have tried to use sl to communicate with a serial port, but with
> limited success (so far, at least). The next thing to try was just
> opening the file and reading/writing directly to it, but this fails as
> (documentation of file:open/2)
> Typical error reasons:
> The named file is not a regular file. It may be a directory, a
> fifo, or a device.
> Is it possible to open device files using some other library function?
> Yours, Alexey Romanov
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