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Target Computer Command-Line Interface

You can load, run, stop, and check status of a real-time application by using the target computer command-line interface commands.

By default, the target computer displays the session 1 screen with the target computer status monitor. For information about switching to session 2 screen with the command line interface, see Target Computer Status Monitor.

To read the target computer console log, view the log in the slrtLogViewer.

Target Object Commands

When you are using the target computer command-line interface, target object functions support loading, starting, stopping, and checking status of the real-time application.

Refer to Control Real-Time Application at Target Computer Command Line for a description of how to use these commands.

These are Target object commands that you can use through the command-line interface on the target computer. Each command appears with the equivalent MATLAB® syntax. In the descriptions, tg_object is the target object name, and app_name is the real-time application MLDATX file name.

  • Target: slrealtime load --AppName app_name

    MATLAB: load(tg_object,'app_name')

    When run from the development computer in the MATLAB Command Window, the load command deploys the real-time application to the target computer and loads the application. When run from the target computer command interface, the load command loads the application.

  • Target: slrealtime start

    MATLAB: start(tg_object)

    The start command runs the real-time application currently loaded on the target computer.

  • Target: slrealtime stop

    MATLAB: stop(tg_object)

    The stop command stops the real-time application currently running on the target computer.

  • Target: slrealtime install --AppName app_name

    MATLAB: install(tg_object,'app_name')

    The install command install the real-time application on the target computer.

Target Computer RTOS System Commands

The target computer uses the QNX Neutrino Real-Time Operating System (RTOS). You can run system commands on the target computer from the development computer using an SSH utility, such as PuTTY. Or, you can run system commands on the target computer from its keyboard (console). Target computer RTOS system command information is available in the Utilities Reference in the QNX Momentics IDE 7.0 User’s Guide. All commands that this reference identifies as Runs on: QNX Neutrino are supported on the target computer.

A few RTOS commands are needed for configuring the target computer. These commands include:

  • date — set date and time

  • ntpdate — set the local date and time from NTP server

  • ntpd — start NTP daemon

  • rtc — set date from hardware clock

Refer to Execute Target Computer RTOS Commands at Target Computer Command Line for a description of how to use these commands.

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