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       irpipe - tool to send data to lircd over /dev/irpipe kernel device.


       irpipe [options] <file

       irpipe --read [options] >file

       irpipe --filter [options] <infile >outfile


       irpipe  is  designed  to  feed  data to lircd(8) over a /dev/irpipe device. It's a tool to
       enter test data to lircd in a way which is identical to real data from /dev/lirc devices.

       irpipe uses two formats: text and binary. The binary format is documented in  the  lirc(4)
       manual page. The text format is as defined in mode2(1).

       The  irpipe  driver  allows  user   to  set the features returned by the LIRC_GET_FEATURES
       ioctl. These are documented in lirc(4).

       The irpipe kernel device is often not built in packaged lirc versions. See [KERNEL DRIVER]


       -d --device=driver
              Set kernel device, default is /dev/irpipe0.

       -b --bin2text
              Convert binary data to text.

       -t --text2bin
              Convert text data to binary.

       -s --add-sync
              Add  long  initial sync on converted output. This is often required for lircd to be
              able to decode data, in particular if keys are not repeated.

       -f --filter
              Send data from stdin to stdout

       -r --read
              Send data from kernel device to stdout. This option is experimental and not tested.

              Set kernel device signal  length.  This  is  only  meaningful  on  LIRCCODE  device

              Set  the  features bitmask, as returned by the LIRC_GET_FEATURES ioctl. See lirc(4)
              for more.

       -h --help
              Display usage summary.

       -v --version
              Display version.


       The irpipe tool is designed to work with the irpipe kernel driver, although  the  --filter
       option  works  without it. This driver is often not built in packaged versions. If this is
       the case, the driver can be built from  sources  in  the  drivers/irpipe  directory.  This
       requires  kernel  sources  installed.  The  drivers/irpipe/README  provides information on
       building and installing the driver.