[chirp_users] linux command line

Tycen Stafford tycen at tycen.com
Wed Feb 14 09:36:23 PST 2018


Nah, I'd have to disagree, Nigel. I don't need to create/edit radio config
files every time I use chirp, often times I just need to update a radio
with a config I already have.

It's 100% usable from the command line for me for the scenario I described.
Having the ability to have a pocket-sized headless radio updater is
completely useful for me. I can think of other applications, too - if you
had a dozen (or a hundred) radios that needed the same config applied
repeatedly then you could add a button to that raspberry pi that triggered
the command line update script and update your radios as fast as you could
unplug and plug them from the programming cable (without having to click
through the GUI). They don't all have to be the same radio, either. My
script cycles through my 4 different radio types automatically until it
finds the right one to update. If I were using the GUI I would have to open
4 different files and click through all the update confirmation dialogs.
With my headless updater I just plug in whatever radio I want updated and
kick off the update command and then wait for it to finish.

So, I understand that a command line chirp would not be useful to some
(maybe even most), but that doesn't mean it's not usable to others.

David, what application were you looking for?


On Wed, Feb 14, 2018 at 6:18 AM, Nigel A. Gunn G8IFF/W8IFF <nigel at ngunn.net>
wrote:

> If you have to create/edit your radio config files from the GUI on your
> desktop then Chirp is not fully usable from the command line.
>
>
> On 14 February 2018 at 02:51 Tycen Stafford <tycen at tycen.com> wrote:
>
> Yes, you can use Chirp on the command line:  https://github.com/tylert/
> chirp.hg
>
> I use a Raspberry Pi Zero W as a headless chirp updater (for my mobile
> radio). I keep my chirp files saved in a Dropbox folder with public URLs -
> this way I can edit from the GUI on my desktop and then fire up the
> Raspberry Pi in the car (using my phone's hotspot feature) so it can pull
> the latest chirp images from Dropbox (via wget) and update the radio using
> command line chirp. I'm still working on the README but here's my files for
> putting it all together:  https://github.com/tycen/chirpi
>
> I just call the updater script from cron on reboot.
>
> -Tycen
>
>
> On Tue, Feb 13, 2018 at 5:27 PM, Nigel A. Gunn G8IFF/W8IFF <
> nigel at ngunn.net> wrote:
>
> You can start it from the command line (chirpw) but it is not usable
> without a GUI.
>
> > On 13 February 2018 at 20:24 David <BearSFO at PacBell.NET> wrote:
> >
> >
> >
> > Does chirp works on the linux command line? thanks
> >
> > --David
> >
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