Those coworkers and the things they mention can be a real PITA. When you say the second line did not go do you mean it never left the transmitter? That is not a problem of delay since a serial transmitter does not distinguish one character from another.Well, the first line command completed after I did the Ctrl+M in the txt file. The second line did not go. A co-worker mentioned something about needing a delay ANYWAY, do I just need a LF line feed?? I assumed Ctrl+M would do that since I have a session open via telnet (hyperterminal ) to my command line interface of my norterl voice switch. What do you think??