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Products: Linux: rkcat.

Free of charge client application rkcat.



Filename rkcat_V08_20160606.tgz
Filesize ca. 473 KB
Content rkcat dated 2016/06/06; including source, documentation and samples.
Requires rk*_server

rkcat Info:

  • rkcat is a client program to the rk*_server-family.

  • rkcat reads data out of a Simatic and prints them to stdout.
    Data can afterwords be processed by common Unix/Linux standard tools.
    There is no need for any programming.
    Data is emitted as a line per reading cycle.

  • rkcat reads data blocks (DB).
    A given DB can be read once, cyclically with adjustable time base, or from a special FIFO output.

  • rkcat contains options to optimize the output for a CSV file.
    This feature can be used to import data into a spreadsheet.
    Sample: you can specify representation of decimals ...

  • data representation can be scaled by multipliers.

  • data representation can be manipulated using a format string in printf-syntax.

  • rkcat enables reading a Simatic fifo output.

RKCAT does require a running rk*_server. You may use either the DEMO version of rk*_server or the licensed version.
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