Mongoose OS uses
mos tool for various tasks:
installation (flashing firmware), building firmware from C sources,
managing files on
a device, calling device's RPC services, and so on.
Download and install
mos tool following instructions
mos is run without any
command, either from a terminal or by double-clicking the executable,
mos starts a simple Web UI, handy for a quick installation and running
mos tool can run in console mode - in Windows command prompt or
UNIX terminal. This could be useful for build automation, IDE integraion
or other tasks. The usage is as follows:
mos COMMAND OPTIONAL_FLAGS.
To see what commands are available, run
mos --help The Mongoose OS command line tool, v. 20170605-165827/master@735cb15a. Checking updates... Up to date. ... Commands: ui Start GUI init Initialise firmware directory structure in the current directory build Build a firmware from the sources located in the current directory flash Flash firmware to the device ... mos flash esp8266 ...
mos tool connects to the device specified by
--port flag, which is
auto by default. That means,
mos auto-detects the serial port
for the device. You can specify this value manually. It could be a
serial device, e.g.
--port COM3 on Windows or
--port /dev/ttyUSB0 on Linux.
You might need to install a USB-to-Serial driver on your OS:
It is possible to set
--port value to be a network endpoint instead of
serial port. Device listens for commands on serial, Websocket, and MQTT
transports (unless they are disabled). Therefore,
connects to the remote device via Websocket, and
--port mqtt://MQTT_SERVER/DEVICE_ID via the MQTT protocol.
That gives an ability to use
mos tool as a remote device management tool.
The default values for any
mos flag could be overridden via the
MOS_FLAGNAME. For example, to set the default value
--port flag, export
MOS_PORT variable - on Mac/Linux,
put that into your
export MOS_PORT=YOUR_SERIAL_PORT # E.g. /dev/ttyUSB0