HALTCL

NAME
SYNOPSIS
DESCRIPTION
OPTIONS
COMMANDS
REPORTING BUGS
COPYRIGHT
SEE ALSO

NAME

haltcl − manipulate the LinuxCNC HAL from the command line using a tcl interpeter.

SYNOPSIS

haltcl [−i inifile] [filename]

DESCRIPTION

haltcl is used to manipulate the HAL (Hardware Abstraction Layer) from the command line using a tcl interpreter. haltcl can optionally read commands from a file (filename), allowing complex HAL configurations to be set up with a single command.

OPTIONS

−i inifile

If specified, the inifile is read and used to create tcl global variable arrays. An array is created for each SECTION of the inifile with elements for each ITEM in the section.

For example, if the inifile contains:
[SECTION_A]ITEM_1 = 1
[SECTION_A]ITEM_2 = 2
[SECTION_B]ITEM_1 = 10

The corresponding tcl variables are:
SECTION_A(ITEM_1) = 1
SECTION_A(ITEM_2) = 2
SECTION_B(ITEM_1) = 10
−ini
inifile -- declining usage, use −i inifile
filename

If specified, the tcl commands of filename are executed. If no filename is specified, haltcl opens an interactive session.

COMMANDS

haltcl includes the commands of a tcl interpreter augmented with commands for the hal language as described for halcmd(1). The augmented commands can be listed with the command:

haltcl: hal −−commands

addf alias delf delsig getp gets ptype stype help linkpp linkps linksp list loadrt loadusr lock net newsig save setexact_for_test_suite_only setp sets show source start status stop unalias unlinkp unload unloadrt unloadusr unlock waitusr

Two of the augmented commands, ’list’ and ’gets’, require special treatment to avoid conflict with tcl built-in commands having the same names. To use these commands, precede them with the keyword ’hal’:

hal list
hal gets

REPORTING BUGS

Report bugs to the LinuxCNC bug tracker ⟨ URL: http://sf.net/p/emc/bugs/ ⟩ .

COPYRIGHT

This is free software; see the source for copying conditions. There is NO warranty; not even for MERCHANTABILITY or FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE.

SEE ALSO

halcmd(1), halrun(1)