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       cgps, gegps, gps, lcdgps - simple clients for gpsd


       cgps [-?] [--debug LVL] [--help] [--llfmt [[d] | [m] | [s]]]
            [--magtrack] [--silent] [--units [[i] | [n] | [m]]] [--version]
            [-D LVL] [-h] [-l [[d] | [m] | [s]]] [-m] [-s]
            [-u [[i] | [n] | [m]]] [-V] [server [:port [:device]]]

       gegps [-?] [--debug LVL] [--device DEVICE] [--help] [--host HOST]
             [--initialize] [--kmldir DIRECTORY] [--port PORT] [--version]
             [-D DEBUG] [-d DIRECTORY] [-h] [-i] [-V] [server [:port

       lcdgps [-?] [--help] [--sleep] [--version] [-h] [-j]
              [-l [[d] | [m] | [s]]] [-s] [-u [[i] | [n] | [m]]] [-V] [server
              [:port [:device]]]


       These are some simple clients shipped with gpsd. They have some common

       -?, -h, --help
           Print a summary of options and then exit.

       -V, --version
           Print the package version and exit.

       By default, clients collect data from all compatible devices on
       localhost, using the default GPSD port 2947. An optional argument to
       any client may specify a server to get data from. A colon-separated
       suffix is taken as a port number. If there is a second colon-separated
       suffix, that is taken as a specific device name to be watched. However,
       if the server specification contains square brackets, the part inside
       them is taken as an IPv6 address and port/device suffixes are only
       parsed after the trailing bracket. Possible cases look like this:

           Look at the default port of localhost, trying both IPv4 and IPv6
           and watching output from serial device 1.
           Look at port 2317 on, trying both IPv4 and IPv6.
           Look at port 2317 at the specified IPv4 address, collecting data
           from attached serial device 3.

           Look at port 2317 at the specified IPv6 address, collecting data
           from attached serial device 5.

       cgps is a client resembling xgps, but without the pictorial satellite
       display and able to run on a serial terminal or terminal emulator.

       -D LVL, --debug LVL
           Sets the debug level; it is primarily for use by GPSD developers.
           It enables various progress messages to standard error.

       -l FMT, --llfmt FMT
           Sets the format of latitude and longitude reports. The value 'd'
           produces decimal degrees and is the default. The value 'm' produces
           degrees and decimal minutes. The value 's' produces degrees,
           minutes, and decimal seconds.

       -s, --silent
           Prevents cgps from displaying the data coming from the daemon. This
           display can also be toggled with the s command.

       -m, --magtrack
           Display your magnetic track (as opposed to your true track). This
           is a calculated value, not a measured value. Magnetic variation is
           always potentially subject to large errors, but is usually better
           than two degrees.

       -u UNITS, --units UNITS
           Set the system units for display; follow the keyword with 'i' for
           'imperial' for American units (International Feet in altitude and
           error estimates, miles per hour in speeds), 'n' for 'nautical'
           (feet in altitude and error estimates, knots in speed) or 'm' for
           'metric' (meters in altitude and error estimates, kilometers per
           hour in speeds).

           Note: The USA Survey Foot is not supported.

       cgps terminates when you send it a SIGHUP or SIGINT; given default
       terminal settings this will happen when you type Ctrl-C at it. It will
       also terminate on 'q'

       This program collects fixes from gpsd and feeds them to a running
       instance of Google Earth for live location tracking.

       -d DIR, --kmldir DIR
           Specify the location of the Google Earth installation directory. If
           not specified, it defaults to the current directory.

       -D LVL, --debug LVL
           Sets the debug level; it is primarily for use by GPSD developers.
           It enables various progress messages to standard error.

       --device DEVICE
           Connect to device DEVICE on gpsd host.

       --host HOST
           Connect to gpsd on host HOST.

       -i, --initialize
           If you have the free (non-subscription) version, start by running
           with the -i option to drop a clue in the Google Earth installation
           directory, as 'Open_in_Google_Earth_RT_GPS.kml', then open that
           file in Places (File > Open...). Run gegps in the normal way after

       --port PORT
           Connect to gpsd on port PORT.

       A client that passes gpsd data to lcdproc, turning your car computer
       into a very expensive and nearly feature-free GPS receiver. Currently
       assumes a 4x40 LCD and writes data formatted to fit that size screen.
       Also displays 4- or 6-character Maidenhead grid square output.

       -s, --sleep
           Sleep for 10 seconds before starting.


       The environment variable GPSD_UNITS is checked if no unit system is
       specified on the command line. It may be set to 'i'. 'imperial', 'm',
       'metric', or 'n', 'nautical'.

       LC_MEASUREMENT and then LANG are checked if no unit system has been
       specified on the command line, or in GPSD_UNITS. If the value is 'C',
       'POSIX', or begins with 'en_US' the unit system is set to imperial. The
       default if no system has been selected defaults to metric.


       gps(1), libgpsmm(3), gpsfake(1), gpsctl(1), gpscat(1),


       Remco Treffcorn, Derrick Brashear, Russ Nelson & Eric S. Raymond, Jeff
       Francis (cgps), Chen Wei <> (gegps & xgpsspeed),
       Robin Wittler <> (xgpsspeed).

       This manual page by Eric S. Raymond <>

The GPSD Project                6 December 2020                         gps(1)

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