piklab-prog man page


piklab-prog [Qt-options] [KDE-options] [options] [file]


This manual page documents briefly the piklab-prog command.

Piklab-prog is a command line tool, which can be used to program microcontrollers with program and data, stored in a HEX-file to a connected programmer. It supports the most common serial, parallel and usb programmers, like ICD2, Pickit2, PicStart+) and debuggers (ICD2).


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

-h, --help
Show summary of options.
-v, --version
Show version of program.
Show Qt specific options
Show KDE specific options
Show all options
Show author information
Show license information
End of options
Options: -c, --command <name> Perform the requested command.
Return the list of recognized commands.
Display debug messages.
Display extra debug messages.
Display all debug messages.
Do not display messages.
-f, --force
Overwrite files and answer "yes" to questions.
-i, --cli
Interactive mode
-r, --range <name>
Memory range to operate on.
Return the list of memory ranges.
-p, --programmer <name>
Programmer to use.
Return the list of supported programmers.
-d, --device <name>
Target device.
Return the list of supported devices.
-f, --format <name>
HEX output file format.
Return the list of supported HEX file formats.
-t, --port <name>
Programmer port ("usb" or device such as "/dev/ttyS0")
Return the list of detected ports.
--firmware-dir <dir>
Firmware directory.
Indicates that device is self-powered.


file <HEX-filename for programming>.

See Also

piklab-prog(1), piklab-hex(1), gputils(1), sdcc(1).


piklab was written by Nicolas Hadacek and many others, including:

* Alain Gibaud: author of Pikdev; main infrastructure; IDE interface; direct programmers; gputils integration.

* Keith Baker: direct programmer support for 16F7X devices.
* Xiaofan Chen: numerous tests of PICkit1/2 and ICD2 programmers.
* Craig Franklin: author of gputils (disassembler and coff parser).
* Manwlis Giannos: direct programmer support for PIC18FXX2/FXX8 devices.
* Stephen Landamore: author of LPLAB (microchip command-line programmer).
* Brian C. Lane: original code for direct programming.
* Sébastion Laoût: author of Likeback.
* Nestor A. Marchesini: tests of PicStart+ programmer.
* Lorenz Mösenlechner and Matthias Kranz: USB support for ICD2 programmer.
* Mirko Panciri: direct programmers with bidirectionnal buffers.
* Sean A. Walberg: direct programmer support for 16F676/630 devices.

* Michele Petrecca: Italian translation.
* Alain Portal: French translation.
* Stefan von Halenbach: German translation.
* Nagy Lázló: Hungarian translation.

Referenced By

piklab.1x(1), piklab-hex(1).

April 11, 2007