eeprog man page

eeprog — reads and writes 24Cxx EEPROMs connected to I2C serial bus.

Synopsis

eeprog [-fqxdh] [-16|-8] [-r addr[:count]|-w addr] <device> <i2c-addr>

Description

eeprog uses the SMBus protocol used by most of the recent chipsets.

Note

Don't forget to load your i2c chipset and the i2c-dev drivers.

The following environment variables could be set instead of the command line arguments:

EEPROG_DEV device
EEPROG_I2C_ADDR i2c-addr

Parameters

Address modes

-8
Use 8bit address mode for 24c0x...24C16 [default]
-16
Use 16bit address mode for 24c32...24C256
Actions
-r addr[:count]
Read count (1 if omitted) bytes from addr and print them to the standard output
-w addr
Write input (stdin) at address addr of the EEPROM
-h
Print this help
Options
-x
Set hex output mode
-d
Dummy mode, display what *would* have been done
-f
Disable warnings and don't ask confirmation
-q
Quiet mode
Bus
device
Device file representing the I2C bus (eg. /dev/i2c-0)
i2c-addr
I2C bus address of the EEPROM (eg. 0x3A)

Examples

Read 64 bytes from the EEPROM at address 0x54 on bus 0 starting at address 123 (decimal)

eeprog /dev/i2c-0 0x54 -r 123:64

Print the hex codes of the first 32 bytes read from bus 1 at address 0x22

eeprog /dev/i2c-1 0x51 -x -r 0x22:0x20

Write the current timestamp at address 0x200 of the EEPROM on bus 0 at address 0x33

date | eeprog /dev/i2c-0 0x33 -w 0x200

See Also

eeprom(8) eepromer(8)

Author

Stefano Barbato

Referenced By

eeprom(8), eepromer(8).

Jul 2013 i2c-tools System Administration