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javax.comm checking for printers connected to port

 
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The application I support has a program that prints to a printer connected to comm port 1. The problem is some site will not have these printers connected. Is there a way with the javax.comm api to determine if a
printer is connected to the comm port?

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Yes, you need to figure how to get the printer to echo back. All hardware has a way to echo data back if you send it. If you get text back, a printer is connected, otherwise nothing is there.
 
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