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chirp - Man Page

A tool for programming two-way radio equipment


chirpw [-h] [--module module] [--version] [--profile] [--onlydriver ONLYDRIVER [ONLYDRIVER ...]] [--inspect] [--page PAGE] [--action {upload,download,query_rr,query_mg,query_rb,query_dm,new}] [--restore] [--force-language FORCE_LANGUAGE] [--no-linux-gdk-backend] [--install-desktop-app] [-q] [-v] [--log LOG_FILE] [--log-level LOG_LEVEL] [file ...]


This manual page documents briefly the chirpw command.

chirpw is a tool for programming two-way radio equipment It provides a generic user interface to the programming data and process that can drive many radio models under the hood.


This program follows the usual GNU command line syntax, with long options starting with two dashes (`--'). A summary of options is included below.


Show summary of options.

positional arguments


File to open


-h, --help

Show summary of options

--module module

Load module on startup


Print version and exit


Enable profiling

--onlydriver ONLYDRIVER [ONLYDRIVER ...]

Include this driver while loading


Show wxPython inspector

--page PAGE

Select this page of the default editor at start

--action {upload,download,query_rr,query_mg,query_rb,query_dm,new}

Start UI action immediately


Restore previous tabs

--force-language FORCE_LANGUAGE

Force locale to this ISO language code


Do not force GDK_BACKEND=x11


Prompt to install a desktop icon

-q,  --quiet

Decrease verbosity

-v,  --verbose

Increase verbosity

--log LOG_FILE

Log messages to a file

--log-level LOG_LEVEL

Log file verbosity (critical, error, warn, info, debug). Defaults to 'debug'.


chirpw was written by Dan Smith.

This manual page was written using help2man for the Debian project (and may be used by others).


January 2024