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authorChristoph Lohmann <20h@r-36.net>2015-09-07 22:59:05 +0200
committerChristoph Lohmann <20h@r-36.net>2015-09-07 22:59:05 +0200
commitaa5d4c3b340d180eb0b375b3b4a923cf91ffb04a (patch)
parent080a5ae4252c9c9a9d83b702d8478966ab79326e (diff)
Making st.1 more descriptive about -l and fix -l in st.c.
2 files changed, 19 insertions, 4 deletions
diff --git a/st.1 b/st.1
index b961b26..29e3163 100644
--- a/st.1
+++ b/st.1
@@ -89,9 +89,24 @@ embeds st within the window identified by
.I windowid
.BI \-l " line"
-use a tty line instead of a pseudo terminal.
-When this flag is used
-remaining arguments are used as flags for stty.
+use a tty
+.I line
+instead of a pseudo terminal.
+.I line
+should be a (pseudo-)serial device (e.g. /dev/ttySO on Linux for serial port
+When this flag is given
+remaining arguments are used as flags for
+.BR stty(1).
+By default st initializes the serial line to 8 bits, no parity, 1 stop bit
+and a 38400 baud rate. The speed is set by appending it as last argument
+(e.g. 'st -l 115200'). Arguments before the last one are
+.BR stty(1)
+flags. If you want to set odd parity on 115200 baud use for example 'st -l
+parenb parodd 115200'. Set the number of bits by using for example 'st -l cs7
+115200'. See
+.BR stty(1)
+for more arguments and cases.
.B \-v
prints version information to stderr, then exits.
diff --git a/st.c b/st.c
index d49804b..256f8f5 100644
--- a/st.c
+++ b/st.c
@@ -4294,7 +4294,7 @@ usage(void)
" [-i] [-t title] [-T title] [-w windowid] [-e command ...]"
" [command ...]\n"
" st [-a] [-v] [-c class] [-f font] [-g geometry] [-o file]\n"
- " [-i] [-t title] [-T title] [-w windowid] [-l line]"
+ " [-i] [-t title] [-T title] [-w windowid] -l line"
" [stty_args ...]\n",