BBS: Inland Empire Archive
Date: 10-12-92 (03:58)             Number: 353
From: KENNY BINGHAM                Refer#: NONE
  To: JERRY HUNTER                  Recvd: NO  
Subj: Why PATCH DTR?                 Conf: (2) Quik_Bas
Howdy, Jerry!

 JH> PortAddr% = &H3F8      ' the base port address of COMx: to preserve
 JH> CLOSE #1               ' go ahead and close the port
 JH> OUT PortAddr% + 4, 3   ' within a heartbeat, Slam the DTR High
 JH> RUN "MYPROG.EXE"         go on about your business...

So if I understand you correctly, I could away with something like this:
 OUT Port Addr% + 4, 3
 Open "COM1:" For input as #1

Where the last statement allows me to read input from the
screen? Also You mentioned problems with 8088's? How about
8088's with NEC V20 chips in them?
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