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


       gpdsctl action device


       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. If the effective user ID of this
       program is root then it usually defaults to /run/gpsd.sock, although some systems may use
       the deprecated /var/run/gpsd.sock instead. Non-root users will use /tmp/gpsd.sock.

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


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


       gpsd(8), gpsctl(1), gps(1), libgps(3), libgpsmm(3), gpsprof(1), gpsfake(1).


       Eric S. Raymond <>.