msp430.shell provides some useful scripts for the shell.
This tool emulates a number of shell utilities. The idea is that makefiles or similar build tools can use these commands to be OS independent (so that the same set of commands works on Windows, MacOS, GNU/Linux, etc.).
catShow file contents.
expandExpand shell patterns (“*.c”, “?” etc.).
falseSimply return exit code 1
touchUpdate file date, create file.
trueSimply return exit code 0
More help with “command.py COMMAND –help”
python -m msp430.shell.command rm -f no_longer_needed.txt python -m msp430.shell.command cp src.txt dst.txt
This tool watches one or multiple files for changes. When a change on one file is detected it runs a given command. This could be used e.g. to automatically trigger a download when a hex file has changed or trigger compilation when one of the source files has changed.
Usage: watch.py FILENAME [FILENAME…] –execute “some/program/ –”
-h, --help show this help message and exit -x COMMAND, --execute=COMMAND run this command when watched file(s) changed, – is replaced by FILENAME(s)