Beside reading and writing codeplugs or writing the call-sign DB, there are some more commands and features that mainly concern the debugging of the codeplug and call-sign DB encoding and decoding. If you are interested in the codeplug internals, you may use these commands to study them.
As usual for command line tools, a brief help text about the commands and options gets written
stdout when the
-h option is
passed. No other commands passed are executed then.
Similar to the
--help option, it is possible to print the version number of
dmrconf using the
Like for the
--help, no other commands passed get executed.
To get a list of keys identifying radio models when specified using the
--list-radios can be passed. This will print a small table to
stdout that lists the keys for each known radio as well as the model and
The command detect solely detects the radio. No data is written or read from the device (except of the radio model information). This command can be used to check whether a radio is detected correctly.
This command will try to detect the connected radio. If a known radio is found, the model and
manufacturer name is written to
stdout. If no radio is detected or if the
model is unknown or unsupported, an error message is written to
The encode, encode-db and read commands can store the codeplug and call-sign DB in binary form in a DFU file. The generated file is a valid DFU (device firmware update) file, that can be handled with other DFU tools.
A DFU file may contains several so-called images. Each image may contains several so-called elements. The latter represents a segment of memory with an associated memory address.
The info command produces a hex-dump of the DFU file that is written to
stdout. It can then be inspected using more or
dmrconf info codeplug.dfu | less
This example will generate a hex dump of the encoded codeplug in the specified DFU file
codeplug.dfu. The result is piped to less for easy
reading. The hex dump also prints some information about the file structure as well as
memory addresses. It also collapses repetitive memory sections (similar to
hexdump -C). To this end, this command is a helpful tool for debugging
the encoding of codeplugs and call-sign DBs.