simplify wiringpi

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by desmondttm123 » Thu Jun 27, 2013 4:20 am
hello guys! i recently installed wiring pi and to test it, i decided to turn on a simple LED. however i find it a bit tedious to turn on a simple LED. i have to type in gpio write 1 1 and so on. i was wondering if there are ways to simplify these commands? or maybe alternative ways to activate? such as via phone? thanks
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by rpdom » Thu Jun 27, 2013 4:55 am
Perhaps you could write a script called "led" or something and use "led 1 on" and "led 1 off"?
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by drewibbo » Thu Jun 27, 2013 6:53 am
To elaborate on rpdom's post. You can make a script and include the following at the beginning:

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redon= "gpio write 1 1"
redoff= "gpio write 1 0"
greenon= "gpio write 2 1"
greenoff= "gpio write 2 0"

You can then use them in your script to quickly turn them on and off:

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sleep 1

It doesn't save much time coding but is an easy way to recognise it in a long script. :D

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