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       lirc-config-tool - tool to scan and generate lirc config files


       lirc-config-tool   -s|-u [ -c FILE]

       lirc-config-tool  [-o DIR] [-d] [-c FILE] [FILES]

       lirc-config-tool   -l


       Without   options,   generates   all  available  application  specific  lircrc  files   in
       ~/.config/lirc. The optional [files] is a list of files to build or dump, as listed by -l.

       -s     Scan lircd file for key symbols which are duplicated or not in namespace.

       -u     Update existing lircd file to use key symbols in namespace.

       -l     List available files to generate.

       -d     Dump file templates usable as stdin on stdout.

       -o  <dir>
              Output directory, defaults to ~/.config/lirc

       -c  <lircd-filename>
              lircd(8) config file, defaults to /etc/lirc/lircd.conf

       -h     Print help message


       The script is designed to assist in the setup  of  the  lirc(8)  configuration  files  for
       ordinary  remote  controls.  It  is  not  aimed to handle full-blown keyboards or joystick
       devices. The generated lircrc files represents a starting point which will  need  further,
       manual refinements but might "work" in a basic sense in many cases.

       The  setup  involves normalizing the lircd.conf to use symbols in the legal namespace, and
       to create application specific lircrc files which uses the normalized symbols.

       To assist normalizing /etc/lircd.conf, the script can report symbols used which not are in
       the  namespace.  It  can  can  also  update many of these symbols to corresponding symbols
       within the namespace.

       The script also can create application specific lircrc  files  such  as  mythtv.lircrc  or
       vlc.lircrc.  It  then   uses   the  normalized key symbols in /etc/lirdc.conf. By default,
       files are created in ~/.config/lirc.

       Generated lircrc files  basically  combines  known  keys  from  /etc/lirc/lircd.conf  with
       template data for an application. The process results in a lircrc file, a list a of unused
       keys and some entries which don't match any existing key. The unused  keys  and  unmatched
       entries are written as comments into the generated file.

       An  'illegal'  key  i.  e., a key not in namespace, will not match any entry and will thus
       always be unused. However, it's perfectly possible to  use  it  later  on  while  manually
       modifying the lircrc files.

       When updating files, script always makes backup copies.

       The  generated lircrc files are intended to be included in a main ~/.config/lircrc file. A
       minimal such might look like

                  include ~/.config/lirc/mythtv.lircrc


       Scan /etc/lirc/lircd.conf for duplicated symbols and symbols not in namespace:

              lirc-config-tool -s

       Update a local lircd.conf file to use symbols in namespace:

              lirc-config-tool -uc ./lircd.conf

       List available files to generate:

              lirc-config-tool -l

       Generate one of the files listed by -l, creates ~/.config/lirc/mythtv.lircrc:

              lirc-config-tool mythtv

       Dump template data  for mythtv:

              lirc-config-tool -d mythtv >mythtv.lircdata

       Use possibly edited data to create a modified mythtv.lircrc in current dir:

              lirc-config-tool -o . stdin < mythtv.lircdata


       The -s option simply reports all key symbols  not  in  namespace.  It  also  reports  some
       symbols    which   although   legal   are   inappropriate   in   this   context,   notably
       KEY_NUMERIC_0..KEY_NUMERIC_9. If present, duplicated keys are also reported.

       The -u option converts several known symbols to their corresponding KEY_* symbols. Symbols
       which  have  names  like  KEY_WINDOWS  but  not  are  in namespace gets a X_ prefix e. g.,
       KEY_WINDOWS -> X_KEY_WINDOWS. The converted file  thus  guarantees  that  any  key  symbol
       starting with KEY_ is a legal symbol.

       All  known  numeric keys such as '1', 'KEY_1', 'KEY_KP_1', 'KEY_NUMERIC_1 are converted to

       All modifications are marked by comments in file.


       The script can be extended to support more applications  by  providing  a  shell  function
       named *.lircdata. E. g., to add a new application named "my_app" based on the built-in vlc

                $ lirc-config-tool -d vlc >my_app.lircdata
                $ function my_app_lircdata()
                > {
                >    cat my_app.lircdata
                > }
                $ export -f my_app_lircdata
                $ lirc-config-tool  my_app


       The script uses a simple, line-oriented format to represent the lircrc files.  The purpose
       of  the  format  is to be compact and thus to give a good overview, and also to be easy to
       parse.  Each line is divided in comma-separated tokens.  There are four kind of lines.

       Comment lines begins with a '#'. These are copied verbatim to the output file.

       The first data line represents global items, applicable to all entrys. The first  word  is
       the  program  name.  It's used in the first 'program=' line.  Following words, if present,
       are optional lines which will be appended to each entry in the file.

       A data line starting with 'begin' or 'end'  is  a   mode  block  designator.  It's  copied
       verbatim to output file.

       All other data lines represents a button/config entry. The format is
           <button> <config> [extra]...
       The button value  is used in the  button = line, and the config item is used in the config
       = line. Both are mandatory. Following items, if any, are copied as verbatim lines  to  the

       An unlikely example: The data format

           myprog, flags = quit
           begin volume_mode
           KEY_VOLUMEUP, volume-up, delay=4, repeat=1
           KEY_VOLUMEDOWN, volume-down
           end volume_mode

       translates to:

           begin volume_mode
                   program = myprog
                   button  = KEY_VOLUME_UP
                   config  = volume-up
                   delay   = 4
                   repeat  = 1
                   flags   = quit
                   program = myprog
                   button  = KEY_VOLUME_DOWN
                   config  = volume-down
                   flags   = quit
           end volume_mode


       License  GPLv2+:  GNU  GPL version 2 or later <>.  This is
       free software: you are free to change and redistribute it.  There is NO WARRANTY,  to  the
       extent permitted by law.


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