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NAME

     inputlircd — zeroconf LIRC daemon using input event devices

SYNOPSIS

     inputlircd [-d socket] [-f] [-c] [-r repeat-rate] [-m keycode] [-n device name]
                [-u username] device [device ...]

DESCRIPTION

     inputlircd is a small LIRC daemon that reads from /dev/input/eventX devices and sends the
     received keycodes to connecting LIRC clients.  inputlircd needs no configuration, it uses
     the standardised names for the keycodes as used by the kernel.  Many USB remote controls
     that present HID devices, as well as multimedia keyboards should work out of the box.

     inputlircd expects a list of input event devices as commandline parameters.  It will only
     read events from those devices.

OPTIONS

     -d socket
           Location of the UNIX socket to which LIRC clients can connect.  The default is
           /var/run/lirc/lircd.

     -f    Run in the foreground.

     -c    Capture modifier keys.  This causes the CTRL, SHIFT, ALT and META keys to be treated
           as modifer keys that, when used in combination with another keys, change the LIRC
           event from that key rather than being sent as their own LIRC events.

     -r repeat-rate
           Set the repeat rate (in milliseconds) of the remote control.  The default is 0.
           Repeated keys that arrive less than repeat-rate milliseconds apart will be flagged as
           as repeat LIRC events.

     -g    Grab the input device(s).  This gives inputlircd exclusive access to the input devices
           and stops events from propagating any further.

     -m keycode
           Minimum keycode to send to LIRC clients.  Keycodes lower than this number are filtered
           out.  The default is 88, this filters out the alphanumeric section and the keypad
           section of normal keyboards, but allows all extended keys.  The rationale is that
           clients should not be able to grab normal keypresses, this could be a security risk.

     -n device name
           Name of an input device to read events from.  This scans all available input event
           devices, and if the symbolic name of an event device matches device name, adds it to
           the list of devices to read from.  The device name can contain wildcard patterns, see
           glob(7).  To get a list of available devices and their names, cat
           /proc/bus/input/devices or use lsinput(8).

     -u username
           Set user and group id to that of username after opening the devices and UNIX socket as
           root.  The default is nobody.

     -t path
           Provides the path to a file containing a mapping between input event key names and the
           commands which should be reported via lirc. The files should contain lines of the form
           KEY_FOO = bar.  This is useful for backward compatibility.  The default is not to use
           a translation table.

     device
           One or more input event devices.  If you want to use inputlircd to process multimedia
           keys on the keyboard, then /dev/input/event0 is the most likely choice.  If you have
           other input devices, such as USB remote controllers that act like a HID device, then
           you probably need one of the other event devices present.  See /proc/bus/input/devices
           for a list of available input devices.  If unsure, you can add all available input
           event devices.

FILES

     /var/run/lirc/lircd
             Default location of the UNIX socket to which LIRC clients can connect.

     /dev/input/eventX
             The kernel input layer's event device files.

     /proc/bus/input/devices
             List of all input devices.

SEE ALSO

     irw(1), input-events(8), setkeycodes(8), /usr/include/linux/input.h.

                                        November 16, 2018