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GPSDCTL(8)		      GPSD Documentation		    GPSDCTL(8)

NAME
       gpsdctl - tool for sending commands to gpsd over	its control socket

SYNOPSIS
       gpdsctl action device

DESCRIPTION
       This is a tool for sending an instance of gpsd commands over its
       control socket to add or	remove devices from the	daemon's device	list.
       It is not intended to be	called by users, but rather by the Linux
       hotplug system and similar facilities.

       The action argument may be "add"	or "remove". If	no daemon instance is
       running when an add is requested, this program will launch one.

       The "device" argument should be the pathname of a device. A device on
       the list	will be	opened to read sensor data whenever a client requests
       a watch.

       Two environment variables are interpreted.  GPSD_SOCKET sets the
       location	of the control socket. It defaults to /var/run/gpsd.sock if
       the effective user ID of	this program is	root, /tmp/gpsd.sock
       otherwise.

       GPSD_OPTIONS may	be a list of options to	be passed to gpsd when this
       tool launches it. It defaults to	an empty string.

RETURN VALUES
       1 if the	action was unknown or the write	to the control socket failed,
       0 otherwise

SEE ALSO
       gpsd(8),	gpsctl(1), gps(1), libgps(3), libgpsd(3), gpsprof(1),
       gpsfake(1).

AUTHOR
       Eric S. Raymond <esr@thyrsus.com>.

The GPSD Project		  25 Jun 2011			    GPSDCTL(8)

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