-dev DEVICE gives the device path.
-log creates a log file of the low-level communication
|under the name logfile in the GPSMan user directory.|
|-rec Garmin | Lowrance | Magellan|
|changes the brand of the receiver (NOTE: at present will only work with Garmin); this option can be useful to override the options in the preferences file; cannot be used with the readput command, nor with the -prefs option, and cannot occur after the -prot option.|
|gives the path for an alternative preferences file (read after the user preferences file); cannot be used with the -rec option.|
|selects the protocol to be used for connecting to the receiver; cannot occur before the -rec option; the show protocols command can be used to find out which protocols are available.|
Some commands accept parameters in the form NAME=VALUE. The term PARAM when used here referring to arguments of a command has always this meaning. Care should be taken if the value part is a string with spaces (or other characters with special meaning for the shell or system command interpreter) in which case quotes or some other form of quoting should be used.
There is no room in a manual page to describe in detail the available commands. The following list gives a synopsis for all of them and the User Manual should be consulted for more information.
is available exits with 0.
exits with 0 if a connection check with the receiver succeeds. show WHAT writes help information to the standard output; WHAT is one of: datums, formats (data file formats), help, projections, protocols, symbols (waypoint symbols), transfs (coordinates transformations).
haslib LIBRARY checks availability of a library
getwrite INTYPES FORMAT [OUTTYPES] [OUTPARAMS] PATH transfers data from the receiver to a file.
readput FORMAT [INPARAMS] [INTYPES] PATH [OUTTYPES] transfers data from a file to the receiver.
getrtimelog PATH [INTERVAL] gets the real-time log from the receiver and saves it to a file.
getfix PATH [TIMEOUT] gets the current fix data from the receiver and saves it to a file.
getalmanac PATH gets the current almanac data from the receiver and saves it to a file.
read IN-FORMAT [PARAMS] [TYPES] PATH reads a data file and launches the graphical interface (in GPSMan scripts the behaviour is different; see the exec command in the User Manual).
start travel [INTERVAL] launches the graphical interface and starts real-time logging, animation and travelling.
translate FORMAT [INPARAMS] [INTYPES] PATH [HOWPARAMS] FORMAT [OUTPARAMS] [OUTTYPES] PATH translates from a file format to another.
project LATD LONGD DATUM PROJECTION [PARAMS] writes to the standard output the projection of a point.
georef IMGPATH TRANSF LATD LONGD LATD LONGD [LATD LONGD] DATUM X Y X Y [X Y] PROJECTION [PARAMS] writes to the standard output a map information file.
geopicts FORMAT [INPARAMS] INTYPE PATH [PROCPARAMS] [FORMAT] [OUTPARAMS] PATH PICTPATHS geo-references files either based on their time-stamps and a given track, or by using the sequence of waypoints in a group.
source PATH executes a Tcl/Tk script.
exec PATH executes a GPSMan script.
This manual page was written by Miguel Filgueiras <migfilg_AT_t-online.de> using a previous version by Rogerio Reis <rvr_AT_debian.org>.
GPSMan: developed and maintained by Miguel Filgueiras, with contributions by Brian Baulch, Rogerio Reis, Andreas Lange, Alessandro Palmas, Niki Hammler, Martin Ostermann, Valere Robin, David Wolfskill, Rob Buitenhuis, Frank Kujawski, Tri Agus Prayitno, Matt Martin, Stefan Heinen, Heiko Thede, Sabine Broda, Alberto Morales, Martin Buck, David Kaplan, Jean H. Theoret, Paul Scorer, Nigel Orr, David Gardner, Nikolai Kosyakoff, Benoit Steiner, Sandor Laky, Alexander B. Preobrazhenskiy, Rudolf Martin.
Report bugs to <migfilg_AT_t-online.de>.
Copyright (C) 1998-2013 by Miguel Filgueiras <migfilg_AT_t-online.de> and Rogerio Reis <rvr_AT_debian.org>
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Miguel Filgueiras, GPSMan User Manual, Version 126.96.36.199, October 2013
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