values of sys.platform? for a serial port lib

Carey Evans careye at
Sun Dec 30 21:28:32 EST 2001

Chris Liechti <cliechti at> writes:

> i'm interested in values for "sys.platform" and, if possible, the name of 
> the serial port (an how the ports are numbered ttyS0, ttyS1 etc.)
> e.g "linux2" and "/dev/ttyS%d" % port, numbering starting at zero.

Actually, my "linux2" platform has the serial ports at /dev/tts/{0,1}.
Granted, some of this may be just me delighting in finding out how
many programs break when I disable compatibility symlinks in devfs,
but it's worth remembering that even standard serial ports may be
somewhere strange.

	 Carey Evans

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