Section: System Administration Utilities (8)
Updated: Last change: Sep 2015
lircmd - Translate infrared signals into mouse events.
lircmd [options] [config-file]
This daemon can simulate a MouseSystems, IntelliMouse or IMPS/2 type mouse. It gets the received buttons from lircd and converts them to mouse events. To make this possible, lircmd needs a config file located in /usr/local/etc/lirc/lircmd.conf. In this file you have to determine which button from which remote causes a mouse move or a mouse button click. You can also specify a special button which activates or deactivates the mouse mode.
The socket protocol contains undocumented parts. The data on the output socket is
will use syslogd to output error messages. It depends on your system configuration where they will show up.
The options file is by default /usr/local/etc/lirc/lirc_options.conf; lircmd handles the values under the [lircmd] section in this file. The location can be changed using the -O/--options-file command-line option or using the environment variable LIRC_OPTIONS_PATH. The values here are used as defaults for any option not present on command line.
is a daemon. You should start it in some init script depending on your system. Besides the systemd setup which is installed by default there are also example scripts for other distros and init systems in the contrib directory. lircmd has to be started after lircd as it connects to the socket lircd provides.
If you start lircd or lircmd from your shell prompt you will usually get back immediately to the prompt. This is not an error, daemons always run in background.
The documentation for lirc is also maintained as html pages. They are located under html/ in the documentation directory.
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Time: 18:58:35 GMT, May 23, 2016