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       panelctl - remote control for set-top boxes


       panelctl [OPTION...] <channel|command>


       AV/C panelctl - change channels on, or issue commands to, a firewire AV device

       -c, --commands
              Print command list (requires a dummy argument)

       -d, --debug
              Debug mode

       -g, --guid=GUID
              Specify GUID for the STB to control

       -n, --swversion=SW_VERSION Specify sofware version of STB

       -s, --specid=SPEC_ID
              Specify spec_id of STB to control

       -v, --verbose
              Produce verbose output

       -?, --help
              Give this help list

              Give a short usage message

       -V, --version
              Print program version

       Mandatory  or  optional  arguments  to long options are also mandatory or optional for any
       corresponding short options.

       This program is mostly useful for a firewire tuner or set-top box with  an  AV  interface.
       Use  it  to  issue  a  command  (panelctl  <command>)  or  to change channels on the tuner
       (panelctl <channel>).  To get a list of legal commands, use the --commands switch.

       By default, panelctl will control the first Motorola STB on the firewire chain.  This will
       only  work with some Motorola STBs. To control any other STB, or to control multiple STBs,
       specify the GUID or both the spec_id and software version for the desired STB. This can be
       found out by running "panelctl -v -g 1 1". Because there won't be a STV with GUID of 1, it
       will run through all possible devices and print the info for each one. Once the  GUID,  or
       the  spec_id  and  sw_version  of  the  desired device has been learned, it can be used in
       following commands, e.g. "panelctl -g 0x123456  666".  Generally,  it  will  be  a  better
       approach to use guid, since this will be unique to each STB.

       By: Stacey D. Son, John Woodell, Dan Dennedy, and Jerry Fiddler Copyright (C) 2004-2009


       The  full  documentation  for panelctl is maintained as a Texinfo manual.  If the info and
       panelctl programs are properly installed at your site, the command

              info panelctl

       should give you access to the complete manual.