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Virtual serial port redirection on Windows 8

Virtual serial ports are a convenient way to test software that accesses hardware over serial ports, particularly when that hardware is not available yet. They can also be useful for logging and tracing purposes.

I maintain a simple tool that allows me to open serial ports, and send and receive data. It is developed using C# and works reasonably well on Linux with Mono. That is the tool I used to test the different redirectors described below.