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       sispmctl - Gembird Silver Shield PM ConTroL program


       sispmctl -s

       sispmctl [ -q ] [ -n ] [ -d 0... ] [ -D ... ] -b <on|off>

       sispmctl [ -q ] [ -n ] [ -d 0... ] [ -D ... ] < -o | -f | -t | -g | -m > <1..4|all>

       sispmctl  [  -q  ]  [ -n ] [ -d 0... ] [ -D ... ] < -a | -A > <1..4|all> [ --Aat '...' ] [
       --Aafter ... ] [ --Ado <on|off> ] ... [ --Aloop ... ]

       sispmctl [ -d 0... ] [ -D ... ] [ -i <ip> ] [ -p <#port> ] [ -u <path> ] -l


       sispmctl is a tool to switch the USB controlled outlets of Gembird Silver Shield  PM.   It
       is known by many names, e.g. Revolt Power Switch.

       It  is  coded in C and uses the usb specific library (LibUSB).  This allows you a portable
       and fast solution.


       -h     print usage information

       -s     scan for supported GEMBIRD devices

       -l     daemonize and start to listening as a simple http webserver (default port: 2638)

       -p     IP  network  port  (default:  2638)  for  listener.  There  is  no   authentication
              implemented yet.

       -u     give   the   directory   path   where   pages   lay,   that  are  served  (default:
              /usr/local/httpd/sispmctl).  The Web  path  component  is  completely  ignored  for
              security reasons.

       -b     switch the buzzer on and off

       -o     switch the given outlet(s) to "ON"

       -f     switch the given outlet(s) to "OFF"

       -t     toggle the state of the given outlet(s)

       -g     show the status of the given outlet(s)

       -m     get power supply status for the given outlet(s)

       -d     Use  not  the  first  but  the  given  device  in the sequence of detected devices,
              starting with "0" for the first device (see scan option)

       -D     Same as -d, but choose by serial number (see scan option)

       -n     do not print "ON" and "OFF", but "1" and "0" instead

       -q     do neither print explanations nor disclaimers except it is requested

       -a     get plannification for given outlet

       -A     set plannification for given outlet
               --Aat "date"   - sets an event time as a date '%Y-%m-%d %H:%M'
               --Aafter N     - sets an event time as N minutes after the previous one
               --Ado <on|off> - sets the current event's action
               --Aloop N      - loops to 1st event's action after N minutes

       -v     print version & copyright


       The sispmctl program provides a  web  interface  when  started  with  the  -l  option.  No
       additional  http  server is needed.  Each selected usb device is blocked by sispmctl while

       After installation, the first of two web-interfaces is selected. The default  location  of
       the   HTML   files   is   /usr/local/httpd/sispmctl/doc   which  is  a  symbolic  link  to

       The http capabilities of sispmctl are limited.  Technically speaking, only the first  line
       of each http request is parsed.  The terminating path component, i.e. file name, is looked
       up in the repository directory.  If present the file is parsed and in absence  of  control
       sequences sent as is.  The files must include the http header portion.

       Control  sequences  start  and  end  with  double  dollar `$$'.  They consist of a command
       portion separated by a question mark `?' from alternative outputs which are  separated  by
       the  first  colon `:'.  The command portion is a token followed by an embraced number that
       references the outlet, e.g.  $$command(1)?positive:negative$$  while  command  is  one  of
       status,  toggle,  on  or off.  I strongly recommend to avoid the on/off/toggle commands in
       pages that may be reloaded.  Best is to redirect to other pages that only  include  status


       The  sispmctl  program provides plannifications, plannifications can be used to turn given
       outlets of the device "ON" or "OFF" at or after a given time. Plannifications can also  be
       set to loop after a given number of minutes.

       To  show  the  planned plannification for a given outlet use the option -a and specify the
       wanted outlet(s). The option -A plus any of the options  --Aat  ,  --Aafter  ,  --Ado  and
       --Aloop  will  create a new plannification for the given output. If only -A plus an outlet
       is called, the plannification for the outlet will be deleted.


       Switch off the first outlet of the first SiS-PM and the third outlet of the second SiS-PM:

       sispmctl -f 1 -d 1 -f 3

       Print the status of the forth outlet as zero or one:

       sispmctl -nqg 4

       Set a planification so outlet 2 on the first device gets turned "ON" on the given date and

       sispmctl -A 2 --Aat '2011-07-27 20:45' --Ado on

       Set  a planification so outlet 3 on the second device gets turned "ON" after 2 minutes and
       "OFF" after another 10 minutes. The planification will loop after 1 hour:

       sispmctl -d 1 -A 3 --Aafter 2 --Ado on --Aafter 10 --Ado off --Aloop 60

       Run sispmctl on the second device as a web-server:

       sispmctl -d 1 -l

       You can connect to it from the same machine by pointing to http://localhost:2638 with your


       First version by Mondrian Nuessle,

       Web integration and man page by Andreas Neuper, ANeuper-at-web-dot-de

       Plannifications by Olivier Matheret