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Tool to connect to gpsd and generate a GPX file

Synopsis

gpxlogger [-?] [--daemonize] [--debug debug-level] [--export export-method] [--exports] [--help] [--intervaltrack timeout] [--minmove minmove] [--output filename] [--version] [-d] [-D debug-level] [-e export-method] [-f filename] [-h] [-i track timeout] [-l] [-m minmove] [-V] [server [:port [:device]]]

Description

This program collects fixes from gpsd and logs them to standard output in GPX, an XML profile for track logging.

The output may be composed of multiple tracks. A new track is created if there's no fix written for an interval specified by the -i, --interval and defaulting to 5 seconds.

gpxlogger can use any of the export methods that gpsd supports. For a list of these methods, use the -l, --exports. To force the method, give the -e, --export one of the colon-terminated method names from the -l, --exports table.

Options

-?,  -h,  --help

Print a summary of options and then exit.

-d,  --daemonize

Run as a daemon in background. It requires the -f, --output option, which directs output to a specified logfile.

-D LVL, --debug LVL

Sets the debug level; it is primarily for troubleshooting. It enables various progress messages to standard error.

-e METHOD, --export METHOD

If D-Bus support is available on the host, GPSD is configured to use it, and -e dbus, --export dbus is specified, this program listens to DBUS broadcasts from gpsd via org.gpsd.fix.

With -e sockets, or if sockets is the method defaulted to, you may give a server-port-device specification as arguments.

The sockets default is to all devices on the 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:

localhost:/dev/ttyS1

Look at the default port of localhost, trying both IPv4 and IPv6 and watching output from serial device 1.

example.com:2317

Look at port 2317 on example.com, trying both IPv4 and IPv6.

71.162.241.5:2317:/dev/ttyS3

Look at port 2317 at the specified IPv4 address, collecting data from attached serial device 3.

[FEDC:BA98:7654:3210:FEDC:BA98:7654:3210]:2317:/dev/ttyS5

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

With -e shm, --export shm this program will listen to the local gpsd using shared memory.

-i SECONDS, --interval SECONDS

A new track is created if there's no fix written for an interval of SECONDS. Defaulting to 5 seconds.

-l,  --exports

List all possible options for -e, --export.

-m MINMOVE, --minmove MINMOVE

Sets a minimum move distance in meters (it may include a fractional decimal part). Motions shorter than this will not be logged.

-r,  --reconnect

Retry when GPSd loses the fix. Without -r, gpxlogger would quit in this case.

-V,  --version

Dump the package version and exit.

See Also

gpsd(8), gps(1) gpspipe(1)

Authors

Amaury Jacquot <sxpert@sxpert.org> & Petter Reinholdtsen <pere@hungry.com> & Chris Kuethe <chris.kuethe@gmail.com>

Referenced By

cgps(1), gpscorrelate(1), xgps(1).

6 December 2020 The GPSD Project GPSD Documentation