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NAME

       ldattach - attach a line discipline to a serial line

SYNOPSIS

       ldattach [-1278denoVh] [-i iflag] [-s speed] ldisc device

DESCRIPTION

       The ldattach daemon opens the specified device file (which should refer
       to a serial device) and attaches the line discipline ldisc  to  it  for
       processing  of  the  sent  and/or received data.  It then goes into the
       background keeping the device open so that the  line  discipline  stays
       loaded.

       The line discipline ldisc may be specified either by name or by number.

       In order to detach the line discipline, kill(1) the ldattach process.

       With no arguments, ldattach prints usage information.

LINE DISCIPLINES

       Depending  on  the  kernel  release, the following line disciplines are
       supported:

       TTY(0) The default line  discipline,  providing  transparent  operation
              (raw  mode)  as  well  as  the  habitual  terminal  line editing
              capabilities (cooked mode).

       SLIP(1)
              Serial Line IP (SLIP) protocol processor for transmitting TCP/IP
              packets over serial lines.

       MOUSE(2)
              Device  driver  for  RS232  connected  pointing  devices (serial
              mice).

       PPP(3) Point to Point Protocol (PPP) processor for transmitting network
              packets over serial lines.

       STRIP(4)

       AX25(5)

       X25(6) Line  driver  for  transmitting  X.25  packets over asynchronous
              serial lines.

       6PACK(7)

       R3964(9)
              Driver for Simatic R3964 module.

       IRDA(11)
              Linux  IrDa  (infrared   data   transmission)   driver   -   see
              http://irda.sourceforge.net/

       HDLC(13)
              Synchronous HDLC driver.

       SYNC_PPP(14)
              Synchronous PPP driver.

       HCI(15)
              Bluetooth HCI UART driver.

       GIGASET_M101(16)
              Driver for Siemens Gigaset M101 serial DECT adapter.

       PPS(18)
              Driver for serial line Pulse Per Second (PPS) source.

       GSM0710(21)
              Driver for GSM 07.10 multiplexing protocol modem (CMUX).

OPTIONS

       -1, --onestopbit
              Set the number of stop bits of the serial line to one.

       -2, --twostopbits
              Set the number of stop bits of the serial line to two.

       -7, --sevenbits
              Set the character size of the serial line to 7 bits.

       -8, --eightbits
              Set the character size of the serial line to 8 bits.

       -d, --debug
              Keep ldattach in the foreground so that it can be interrupted or
              debugged, and to print verbose messages about  its  progress  to
              standard error output.

       -e, --evenparity
              Set the parity of the serial line to even.

       -i, --iflag [-]value...
              Set  the  specified bits in the c_iflag word of the serial line.
              The given value may be a number or a symbolic name.  If value is
              prefixed  by  a  minus  sign,  the  specified  bits  are cleared
              instead.  Several comma-separated values may be given  in  order
              to set and clear multiple bits.

       -n, --noparity
              Set the parity of the serial line to none.

       -o, --oddparity
              Set the parity of the serial line to odd.

       -s, --speed value
              Set  the  speed  (the  baud  rate)  of  the  serial  line to the
              specified value.

       -c, --intro-command string
              Define an intro command that is sent  through  the  serial  line
              before the invocation of ldattach. E.g. in conjunction with line
              discipline  GSM0710,  the  command  ´AT+CMUX=0\r´  is   commonly
              suitable to switch the modem into the CMUX mode.

       -p, --pause value
              Sleep  for  value  seconds  before  the  invocation of ldattach.
              Default is one second.

       -V, --version
              Display version information and exit.

       -h, --help
              Display help text and exit.

SEE ALSO

       inputattach(1), ttys(4)

AUTHOR

       Tilman Schmidt (tilman@imap.cc)

AVAILABILITY

       The ldattach command is part of the util-linux package and is available
       from ftp://ftp.kernel.org/pub/linux/utils/util-linux/.