[chirp_users] linux command line

Tycen Stafford tycen at tycen.com
Wed Feb 14 10:48:07 PST 2018


Good question. chirp certainly works in a Linux GUI (I've used it on Ubuntu
and it works great!). But as for the command-line, editing is not an option
as documented in the chirp.hg software link I sent. I tried vim'ing the img
file but it looks like it's binary. Quick command-line edits would be handy
though, for sure - although I imagine it would be one of those things that
would be really easy to mess up if you put in the wrong type of
character/data or whitespace. It would probably need a validator command
with it to validate the img file before trying to upload it to your radio.
I think it's one of things where it's not an option because no one's
developed it yet. The user-base would probably be a fraction of the users
who use the GUI so all the time and focus goes to the GUI.

Also, I mentioned that my implementation uses Dropbox to sync the img files
around - you of course use scp or rsync or some other filesync utility. I
just used Dropbox because my radio files were already there and it was
quick and easy to generate a public (yet obscure) URL and just do a wget.

On Wed, Feb 14, 2018 at 10:09 AM, David <BearSFO at pacbell.net> wrote:

>
> My linux implementation have no GUI set up, and I just want to be able to
> read/write from/to my radios.  I can certainly edit the file somewhere
> else, dump it in, and then run chirp.
>
> Having said that, is there a reason why it cannot be edited on linux?
>
> --David
>
>
> At 09:36 AM 2/14/2018, Tycen Stafford wrote:
>
> 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.Â
>
> 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.Â
>
> 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.Â
>
> 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:Â  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:Â  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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