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xastir - Man Page

graphical application that interfaces HAM radio and APRS(tm) internet access to real-time mapping software.


This manual page briefly documents the Xastir commands.


xastir [options] Language ...


The program follows the usual GNU command line syntax, with long options starting with one dash (`-'). A summary of options is included below.
-c /path/dir Specify an optional config directory. Defaults to ~/.xastir
-f callsign Track callsign
-i Use a private colormap
-geometry WxH+x+y Set Window Geometry/Position
-l Language Xastir remembers the language once you set it the first time.
-m Deselect Maps
-p Disable popups
-t Internal SIGSEGV handler enabled
-v Level Set the debug level
-? Show summary of options available.

Available Languages

Current choices are:
Dutch English French German Italian Portuguese Spanish.

Usage is

xastir -i -v 2047 -l Dutch &


SIGINT, SIQQUIT, SIGTERM Cause Xastir to exit.
SIGHUP Causes a restart.
SIGUSR1 Causes a snapshot to occur.

Network Ports

Enable these ports on this menu:  "Interface->Enable Server Ports"

TCP:2023 Bidirectional TCP port for clients to connect to.  Requires login if client will be transmitting.
UDP:2023 Unidirectional UDP input port for clients to inject packets.  See the documentation for the format.

See Also

The program is documented fully by help-English.dat, available via the HELP menu option in Xastir, plus the various README and INSTALL text files that come with the program.  Also see <http://xastir.org> and the Documentation Wiki there.

Xastir is a program for APRS(tm)...

APRS[tm] is a Trademark of Bob Bruninga, his home page is at "http://www.aprs.org/aprs.html"


Copyright (C) 1999,2000 Frank Giannandrea KC2GJS
Copyright (C) 2000-2023 The Xastir Group


This manual page was written by Jose <hi8gn@amsat.org>, for the Debian GNU/Linux system (but may be used by others).


HI8GN on Apr 09 2002 By Jose R. Marte A. Xastir APRS(tm) Client APPLICATION