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Used with the open file, read from file, write to file, and close file commands to specify the modem port on Mac OS systems.


read from file "modem:" until end

Use the modem: keyword to communicate through the modem serial port.

To set the port parameters (such as baud rate, handshaking, and parity), set the serialControlString property before opening the port with the open file command.

To read data from the modem port, use the read from file command, specifying the keyword modem: as the file to read from.

To write data to the modem port, use the write to file command.

To use the printer port on Mac OS systems, use the printer: keyword. (To use serial ports other than the built-in printer or modem port, use the open driver command.)

To use serial ports on Windows systems, use the COM1: through keywords.

See also: serialControlString