Section: User Commands (1)
Updated: Last change: Aug 2015
irexec - run programs with one button press
This program lets you execute arbitrary commands on an IR signal decoded by lircd, the LIRC daemon. You can give irexec a command line parameter which has to be a name of a valid config file. If no command line parameters are given irexec reads the default config file which is usually ~/.config/lircrc.
For version up to 0.9.1 irexec will wait until the executed program terminates. So append a '&' to the command string if you don't want that.
For version 0.9.2+ irexec does not wait for the executed program to terminate. In fact, the executed code is completely disconnected from irexec. So, for 0.9.2+ the trailing & is not required, and there is no way to make irexec wait for the executed code.
The config string consists of the shell command to be run. Potential uses are shutting down the computer, starting a dial-up connection etc.
If you start irexec, it reads your ~/.config/lircrc and reacts only on prog= entries that point to irexec. If you have included more than one program in your .lircrc, then start all these programs, they react itself only to their according entries in .lircrc.
irexec should run as a service. The contrib directory contains a .desktop file which could be dropped in ~/.local/autostart. Doing so creates a service which can be handled by regular desktop tools on all major desktops. If you need to run run restricted commands such as powering off the machine, you can use sudo to allow regular users to run specific commands. See the Configuration Guide in the html documentation.
The documentation for lirc is maintained as html pages. They are located under html/ in the documentation directory.
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Time: 10:37:09 GMT, September 03, 2015