rtcansend(1) Xenomai tool for sending CAN messages


rtcansend <can-interface> [Options] <can-msg>


rtcansend is part of Xenomai. It is used to send messages via a CAN interface. The system must run a suitable Xenomai enabled kernel with the respective module (xeno_native and the CAN driver).


<can-interface> is the CAN interface file.

<can-msg> can consist of up to 8 bytes given as a space separated list.

rtcansend accepts the following options:

-i, --identifier=ID

CAN Identifier (default = 1)

-r, --rtr

send remote request

-e, --extended

send extended frame

-l, --loop=COUNT

send message COUNT times

-c, --count

message count in data[0-3]

-d, --delay=MS

delay in ms (default = 1ms)

-s, --send

use send instead of sendto

-t, --timeout=MS

timeout in ms

-L, --loopback=0|1

switch local loopback off or on

-v, --verbose

be verbose

-p, --print=MODULO

print every MODULO message

-h, --help

a usage description


rtcansend was written by Wolfgang Grandegger, Jan Kiszka and Philippe Gerum. This man page was written by Roland Stigge.