Command interface

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Commands

Commands available in the internal GUI:

Command Meaning
abort_navigation() Cancels navigation: The route is cleared and Navit switches to tracking mode.
about() Displays the About screen.
back() Returns to the previous menu page.
back_to_map() Leaves the menu and returns to map view.
bookmarks() Shows bookmarks.
formerdests() Shows list of former destinations.
get_data() FIXME: description to be completed
locale() Shows locale information.
log() FIXME: seems to bring up a dialog allowing the user to enter a message which will get written to the debug log; useful to mark a position in the log
menu(fromosd, href, replace) Brings up the menu (may be used as gui.menu() ). First optional argument, fromosd, is to be specified as 1 when calling this command from an osd button by the tap or mouse click, otherwise it may be omitted or set to zero. You may get directly into the sub-menu by specifying its href anchor like this: gui.menu("#Actions") . Also, if href is specified, this command may close currently opened sub-menu and open another one on its place if 'replace' is non-zero numeric:gui.menu("#Actions",1).
osd_set_attr(name, attr, value) Sets the attribute of an OSD item. The OSD item must have a name attribute matching the name parameter in the call. attr is the name of the attribute, and value is the new value.
pois(position,filter,isaddressfilter) Displays POIs around given point, possibly filtering them by text string as it would be entered in POI filtering dialog. Second and third arguments may be omitted.
position(position, text, flags) Presents possible operations on a position (set as current location, set as destination etc.). position is a coordinate-type attribute (e.g. position_coord_geo).
quit() Closes Navit.
redraw_map() Redraws the map view.
route_description() Shows a turn-by-turn description of the active route when in navigation mode.
route_height_profile() Shows a height profile of the active route when in navigation mode.
setting_layout() Presents a selection of available screen layouts.
setting_maps() Presents a dialog to switch between available mapsets.
setting_rules() Presents a dialog for setting various internal options.
setting_vehicle() Presents a dialog for selecting the active vehicle.
spawn(command,param1,param2) Launches the external program specified by command, passing it the parameters specified as additional arguments. This takes place in a fire-and-forget fashion, i.e. navit does not wait for the program to finish or evaluate its result.

Use as gui.spawn() when calling from an OSD item.
FIXME: is the number of parameters fixed or variable? Limitations?

town() Presents a dialog for selecting an address, starting with a town.
write(attribute) Writes an attribute. Used by the GUI menu in conjunction with <script> to display the content of an attribute in a menu item.
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