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evemu-describe, evemu-record - print information and events from an input device
evemu-describe [/dev/input/eventX] evemu-record [/dev/input/eventX]
evemu-describe gathers information about the input device and prints it to stdout. This information can be parsed by evemu-device(1) to create a virtual input device with the same properties. evemu-record captures events from the input device and prints them to stdout. The events can be parsed by evemu-play(1) to let a virtual input device created with evemu-device(1) emit the exact same event sequence. evemu-describe and evemu-record need to be able to read from the device; in most cases this means they must be run as root. If an event node is provided, evemu-describe and evemu-record use that event node. Otherwise, the user must interactively choose from a list of detected devices.
If evtest-record does not see any events even though the device is being used, the device may be grabbed by a process (EVIOCGRAB). This is usually the case when debugging a synaptics or wacom device from within X. VT switching to a TTY or shutting down the X server terminates this grab and the devices can be recorded.
evemu was written by Henrik Rydberg <firstname.lastname@example.org>
1. email@example.com mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org 11/21/2013 EVEMU-DESCRIBE(1)