irsend - basic LIRC program to send infra-red commands
irsend [options] DIRECTIVE REMOTE CODE [CODE...]
Asks the lircd daemon to send one or more CIR (Consumer Infra-Red) commands. This is intended for remote control of electronic devices such as TV boxes, HiFi sets, etc. DIRECTIVE can be: SEND_ONCE - send CODE [CODE ...] once SEND_START - start repeating CODE SEND_STOP - stop repeating CODE LIST - list configured remote items SET_TRANSMITTERS - set transmitters NUM [NUM ...] SIMULATE - simulate IR event REMOTE is the name of a remote, as described in the lircd configuration file. CODE is the name of a remote control key of REMOTE, as it appears in the lircd configuration file. NUM is the transmitter number of the hardware device. For the LIST DIRECTIVE, REMOTE and/or CODE can be empty: LIST "" "" - list all configured remote names LIST REMOTE "" - list all codes of REMOTE LIST REMOTE CODE - list only CODE of REMOTE The SIMULATE command only works if it has been explicitly enabled in lircd using the --allow-simulate option.
-h --help Display usage summary. -v --version Display version. -d --device=device Use given lircd socket [/var/run/lirc/lircd]. -a --address=host[:port] Connect to lircd at this address. -# --count=n Send command n times.
LIRC_SOCKET_PATH The lircd socket to connect to, defaults to a hardcoded default value /var/run/lirc/lircd
/etc/lirc/lircd.conf Default lircd configuration file. It should contain all the remotes, their infra-red codes and the corresponding timing and waveform details.
If lircd is not running (or /var/run/lirc/lircd lacks write permissions) irsend aborts with the following diagnostics: "irsend: could not connect to socket" "irsend: Connection refused" (or "Permission denied").
irsend LIST DenonTuner "" irsend SEND_ONCE DenonTuner PROG-SCAN irsend SEND_ONCE OnkyoAmpli VOL-UP VOL-UP VOL-UP VOL-UP irsend SEND_START OnkyoAmpli VOL-DOWN ; sleep 3 irsend SEND_STOP OnkyoAmpli VOL-DOWN irsend SET_TRANSMITTERS 1 irsend SET_TRANSMITTERS 1 3 4 irsend SIMULATE "0000000000000476 00 OK TECHNISAT_ST3004S"
Drivers are loaded dynamically. The directory used for this is determined by (falling priority): - The 'plugindir' entry in the [lircd] section of the lirc_options.conf file. - The environment variable LIRC_PLUGINDIR. - A hardcoded default (/usr/lib/x86_64-linux-gnu/lirc/plugins).
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