Very odd! ;) I'm guessing you want a teleprinter type operation http://www.php.net/manual/en/ref.printer.php By single byte I'm guessing you mean unicode character? There shouldn't be any reason why you can't open connection -> do stuff (print bytes) loop until done -> close connection You're talking about manipulating a spool rather than a printer, but it's theoretically the same - this way you could presumably write all form field inputs simultaneously to a db and to a physical archive? It looks like it may only be supported under windows The comments outline it all quite nicely -----Original Message----- From: Tanner Burson [mailto:tanner at younet.okstate.edu] Sent: 03 September 2003 09:10 To: thelist at lists.evolt.org Subject: [thelist] PHP LPT1 Question I've got a little side project I'm working on involving some custom hardware plugged into the printer port (LPT1). In a fit of sheer madness I've decided to attempt to write the software for this thing in php (yes i know, its nuts). Okay now for the real question, is it possible to send single bytes of data to the printer port with php? From my testing thus far i've been able to send entire strings, but i don't have the equipment setup to test sending a single byte. Anyone have any thoughts? ideas? Tanner Burson -- * * Please support the community that supports you. * * http://evolt.org/help_support_evolt/ For unsubscribe and other options, including the Tip Harvester and archives of thelist go to: http://lists.evolt.org Workers of the Web, evolt !