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kissutil - Man Page

KISS TNC troubleshooting and Application Interface.


kissutil [ options ]


kissutil  can be used interactively for troubleshooting a KISS TNC. It is usable with direwolf and other generic KISS TNCs connected to a serial port. It can also be used as an application interface where each side places files in a directory for the other to process. See User Guide for more details.


-h host

Hostname or IP address for a TCP KISS TNC.  Default is localhost.

-p port

A number may be specified for a TCP port other than the default 8001. If not a number, it is considered to be a serial port name such as /dev/ttyS0 or COM3.

-s speed

Speed for serial port. e.g. 9600.

-o rec-directory

For each received frame, a new file is created here. It is expected that some other application will process files in this directory then delete them.

-T format

Each received frame will be preceded by a timestamp in the specified format. See strftime documentation for a description of the format string. Example:  %H:%M:%S  for current time in hours, minutes, seconds.

-f xmit-directory

Files in this directory are transmitted and deleted. Another application places a file here when it wants something to be transmitted.


Verbose - Display the KISS frames going to and from the TNC.

See Also

More detailed information is in the pdf files in /usr/local/share/doc/direwolf, or possibly /usr/share/doc/direwolf, depending on installation location.

Applications in this package: aclients, atest, decode_aprs, direwolf, gen_packets, kissutil, ll2utm, log2gpx, text2tt, tt2text, utm2ll