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       lcdexec - LCDproc client to execute commands from the LCDd menu


       lcdexec [-hf] [-c config] [-a addr] [-p port] [-r level] [-s bool]


       lcdexec  connects  to  LCDd  (the LCDproc server) and adds a submenu to the LCDd main menu
       that allows the user to select commands to be  executed.   You  can  access  the  menu  by
       pressing the menu key configured for LCDd.


       lcdexec  understands  the following command line options., that override the corresponding
       options given in the configuration file:

       -c filename
               Set the name of the config file to read, /etc/lcdexec.conf by default

       -a address
               Set the address of the host which LCDd is running on, localhost by default

       -p port Set the port which LCDd is accepting connections on, 13666 by default

       -f      Run in foreground.

       -r level
               Set the reporting level to level, which is an integer representing  the  reporting
               levels  from 0 (critical errors only) to 5 (debug messages).  Default is 2 (errors
               and warnings only)

       -s bool Report to syslog (1) or to stdout (0, default)


       In addition to the command line options listed above lcdexec also  takes  options  from  a
       configuration file.

       This file is expected to have a "INI-file" like format with sections introduced by section
       headers in square brackets and options lines consisting of key=value pairs.

       Section and option names may contain only characters from the  range  [a-zA-Z0-9_],  while
       value  strings may contain any printable character.  Value strings with characters outside
       the range [a-zA-Z0-9_] must be quoted with double  quotes.   To  get  a  double  quote  or
       backslashes in the string, they must be escaped by preceding it by a backslash.

       The lcdexec configuration file needs at least two sections:

               for the general options

               for the top level of the menu hierarchy to be displayed.

       The [lcdexec] section supports the following options:

               The  host  name  or  IP  address  of the LCDd server to connect to.  If not given,
               server defaults to localhost.

               Port of the server to connect to.  The  default  value  for  port  is  13666,  the
               LCDproc port.

               Set  the  reporting level to level, which is an integer representing the reporting
               levels from 0 (critical errors only) to 5 (debug messages).  Default is 2  (errors
               and warnings only)

               Tell whether to report to syslog (TRUE) or to stderr (FALSE).

               Tell  whether to run in foreground (TRUE) or in background (FALSE).  If not given,
               the default is FALSE for daemon mode.

               Set the display name for the main menu.  If not given it defaults to lcdexec HOST,
               where HOST is the hostname of the system lcdexec is running on.

               Set the shell to use when executing programs.  If not given, lcdexec tries to read
               the environment variable SHELL.  If that fails, it defaults  to  /bin/sh.   Please
               note  that  the  shell  given  here  must understand the option -c followed by the
               command line to execute.

       The [MainMenu] section and the sections it refers to  define  the  menu  hierarchy  to  be
       displayed.   Each  menu  and  each  menu entry in the menu hierarchy is defined as its own
       section.  Whether a given section is a sub-menu or a  command  entry  is  defined  by  the
       option keys occurring in the section.

       Menu / menu entry sections may contain the following options:

               Defines a menu entry entry which is further specified in the section [entry].

               Sections containing one or more Entry= options are menus.

               Defines the system command command to be executed when this entry gets selected.

               Sections containing an Exec= option are command entries.

               The  name  of  the  menu  entry to be displayed on the LCD.  If this option is not
               given, the the section header name is used (without the square brackets).

               In command entries, this option tells whether to inform the user of the completion
               of  commands  using  an alert screen on the display.  If not given, it defaults to




       In the configfile:

       ## general options for lcdexec ##
       # address of the LCDd server to connect to

       # Port of the server to connect to

       # set reporting level

       # report to to syslog ?

       # run in foreground [default: false; legal: true, false]

       # display name for the main menu [default: lcdexec HOST]

       # main menu definition
       # the Entry=... lines (one for each menu entry) tell it is a menu definition

       # definition of a command
       # name to display in the menu instead of the section name
       DisplayName="Eject CD-ROM"
       # the Exec=... line tells that it is a command
       Exec="umount /cdrom; cdeject"

       # definition of a menu
       DisplayName="Shutdown menu"
       # a menu contains an Entry=... line for each menu entry

       DisplayName="Shutdown in 5 minutes"
       Exec="shutdown -h +5"

       DisplayName="Reboot in 5 minutes"
       Exec="shutdown -r +5"

       DisplayName="Cancel shutdown/reboot"
       Exec="shutdown -c"

       DisplayName="Shutdown now"
       Exec="shutdown -h now"

       DisplayName="Reboot now"
       Exec="shutdown -r now"

       Start lcdexec with: lcdexec -c /usr/local/etc/lcdexec.conf

       This will allow you to eject the CD-ROM by opening the LCDd menu, selecting "lcdexec"  and
       selecting "Eject CD-ROM".  Further it allows you to do various shutdowns, among others the
       "Shutdown in 5 minutes" by opening the LCDd menu, selecting "lcdexec", selecting "Shutdown
       menu" and selecting "Shutdown in 5 minutes".




       lcdexec is written by Joris Robijn and Peter Marschall. It is part of the LCDproc suite.

       The newest version of LCDproc should be available from here:



       LCDproc  is released as "WorksForMe-Ware".  In other words, it is free, kinda neat, and we
       don't guarantee that it will do anything in particular on any machine except the  ones  it
       was developed on.

       It  is  technically released under the GNU GPL license (you should have received the file,
       "COPYING", with LCDproc) (also, look on for more information), so  you
       can  distribute  and use it for free -- but you must make the source code freely available
       to anyone who wants it.

       For any sort of real legal information, read the GNU GPL  (GNU  General  Public  License).
       It's worth reading.