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NAME

       irw - Send data from Unix domain socket to stdout

SYNOPSIS

       irw [socket]

DESCRIPTION

       irw  will connect to any Unix domain socket and print the received data to stdout. Without
       a socket argument it will watch /var/run/lirc/lircd. Useful for debugging.

       Options:

       -h --help
              Display usage summary

       -v --version
              Display version

SIGNALS

       On receiving SIGUSR1 irw makes a clean exit.

EXAMPLE

       Dumping the default socket while pressing one button:

           myhost $ irw
           0000000000f40bf0 00 KEY_POWER ANIMAX
           0000000000f40bf0 01 KEY_POWER ANIMAX
           0000000000f40bf0 02 KEY_POWER ANIMAX
           0000000000f40bf0 03 KEY_POWER ANIMAX
           0000000000f40bf0 04 KEY_POWER ANIMAX
           0000000000f40bf0 05 KEY_POWER ANIMAX
           ^C
           myhost $

       Note that the second counter is incremented for each new event generated
       by the single key press. This is important for correct lircd operation.

NOTES

       Since the lircd socket supports multiple clients, irw  can  run  in  parallel  with  other
       applications.

       irw  does  nothing  more than dumps a unix-domain socket, a task which many standard tools
       also can do. E. g., the  ncat(1)  tool  can  be  used  instead  of  irw  to  provide  more
       flexibility (but without a sane default socket):
           ncat -U /var/run/lirc/lircd

SEE ALSO

       The  documentation  for  lirc is maintained as html pages. They are located under html/ in
       the documentation directory.