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pps-tools - LinuxPPS support tools and headers

PPS-TOOLS(8) System Manager's Manual PPS-TOOLS(8)


pps-tools - LinuxPPS support tools and headers


The pps-tools package includes the necessary headers for using LinuxPPS PPSAPI kernel interface in user-space applications and several support tools.
ppstest: PPSAPI interface tester
ppswatch: continuously print PPS timestamps
ppsctl: PPS device manager
ppsfind: find pps device by name
Most tools display a short help message if you run them with --help as option. Unfortunately they do not come with any further documentation.


The Wiki on provides some documentation of the LinuxPPS PPSAPI interface.


This manual page was written by Bernd Zeimetz <>, for the Debian project (and may be used by others).
05/22/2012 Debian Sid