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Simple questions: is there a way to scan a parallel port on windows XP. A command from the cmd would be great.

in other words, is there a netstats for parallel ports?

thank you very much!

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What do you mean by "scan", and is this programming related? –  Mark Aug 18 '10 at 18:58
    
I just want to see the status of the port, to see if there is an other application trying to use this port. –  Nick Aug 18 '10 at 19:00
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Check this SO post stackoverflow.com/questions/2386169/… –  Nix Aug 18 '10 at 19:06
    
thanks i'll look at this –  Nick Aug 18 '10 at 19:10

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Try to open the port exclusively via CreateFile - if it fails, you know somebody else is using it.

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Hi Paul, thank you for your answer. Sorry for the huge delay I didn't know my question magrated to serverfault.com –  Nick Oct 17 '10 at 15:32
    
I'll try this soon! –  Nick Oct 17 '10 at 15:33

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