HALMETER

NAME
SYNOPSIS
DESCRIPTION
OPTIONS
USAGE
EXAMPLES
AUTHOR
REPORTING BUGS
COPYRIGHT

NAME

halmeter - observe HAL pins, signals, and parameters

SYNOPSIS

halmeter [-s] [pin|sig|param name] [-g X-position Y-position [Width]]

DESCRIPTION

halmeter is used to observe HAL (Hardware Abstraction Layer) pins, signals, or parameters. It serves the same purpose as a multimeter does when working on physical systems.

OPTIONS

pin name

Display the HAL pin name.

sig name

Display the HAL signal name.

param name

Display the HAL parameter name.

If neither pin, sig, or param are specified, the window starts out
blank and the user must select an item to observe.

-s

Small window. Non-interactive, must be used with pin, sig, or param to select the item to display. The item name is displayed in the title bar instead of the window, and there are no "Select" or "Exit" buttons. Handy when you want a lot of meters in a small space.

-g

Geometry position. Allows one to specify the initial starting position and optionally the width of the meter. Referenced from top left of screen in pixel units. Handy when you want to load a lot of meters in a script with out them displaying on top of each other.

USAGE

Unless \-s is specified, there are two buttons, "Select" and "Exit". "Select" opens a dialog box to select the item (pin, signal, or parameter) to be observed. "Exit" does what you expect.

The selection dialog has "OK", "Apply", and "Cancel" buttons. OK displays the selected item and closes the dialog. "Apply" displays the selected item but keeps the selection dialog open. "Cancel" closes the dialog without changing the displayed item.

EXAMPLES

halmeter

Opens a meter window, with nothing initially displayed. Use the "Select" button to choose an item to observe. Does not return until the window is closed.

halmeter &

Open a meter window, with nothing initially displayed. Use the "Select" button to choose an item. Runs in the background leaving the shell free for other commands.

halmeter pin parport.0.pin-03-out &

Open a meter window, initially displaying HAL pin parport.0.pin-03-out. The "Select" button can be used to display other items. Runs in background.

halmeter -s pin parport.0.pin-03-out &

Open a small meter window, displaying HAL pin parport.0.pin-03-out. The displayed item cannot be changed. Runs in background.

halmeter -s pin parport.0.pin-03-out -g 100 500 &

Open a small meter window, displaying HAL pin parport.0.pin-03-out. places it 100 pixels to the left and 500 pixels down from top of screen. The displayed item cannot be changed. Runs in background.

halmeter -s pin parport.0.pin-03-out -g 100 500 400 &

Open a small meter window, displaying HAL pin parport.0.pin-03-out. places it 100 pixels to the left and 500 pixels down from top of screen. The width will be 400 pixels (270 is default) The displayed item cannot be changed. Runs in background.

AUTHOR

Original version by John Kasunich, as part of the LinuxCNC project. Improvements by several other members of the LinuxCNC development team.

REPORTING BUGS

Report bugs to jmkasunich AT users DOT sourceforge DOT net

COPYRIGHT

Copyright © 2003 John Kasunich.
This is free software; see the source for copying conditions. There is NO warranty; not even for MERCHANTABILITY or FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE.