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Probe is a Motif application that can monitor one PV and display information about the underlying database record.

Probe was developed at the APS, but future maintenance by us is likely to be very limited.


The following documents are available. Textual links are to HTML documents, and other formats are indicated by an icon link. More information about the Flash demos and help, if you have trouble, can be obtained here.

  • Probe Demo in Flash
    by Kenneth Evans, Jr. (August 2004)
    Macromedia Flash application  

Software Download


A prebuilt version of Probe for WIN32 is available in the EPICS Windows Tools distribution.


The following tar files contains source code only (no binaries), and were compressed using gnuzip.

Required Software

Probe requires that the Motif and X11 header files and libraries be available and that the X11 and MOTIF settings in CONFIG_SITE.<epics_host_arch>.<epics_host_arch> be set correctly.

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