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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
Check this SO post… – 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 – Nick Oct 17 '10 at 15:32
I'll try this soon! – Nick Oct 17 '10 at 15:33

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