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Re: Alternative for gpsmon

From: Mike Simpson
Subject: Re: Alternative for gpsmon
Date: Mon, 12 Jun 2023 11:10:56 +0100

If you want direct access then why not use cat?


On 12 Jun 2023, at 02:54, Sanjeev Gupta <> wrote:

(Gary, please do not shoot first!)

Yes, I know gpsmon is unmaintained.  Yes, I know cgps is the way to go.  But gpsmon provides something that no other tool does, direct access.

When bringing up a new system, where you are not even sure if /dev/ttyS02 or /dev/ttyACM0 is the one, it helps. 

I understand that it must duplicate functionality of both gpsd and cgps.  So it is a burden to maintain.

I have a new system, and gpsmon fails with an assertion. I am scared to open an issue :-)

Perhaps we should drop it?  I can write the obituary notice.

Sanjeev Gupta
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