zeroconf LIRC daemon using input event devices
-n device name]
inputlircd is a small LIRC daemon that reads from
/dev/input/eventX devices and sends the received
keycodes to connecting LIRC clients.
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
- Location of the UNIX socket to which LIRC clients can connect. The default
- Run in the foreground.
- 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.
- 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.
- Grab the input device(s). This gives
exclusive access to the input devices and stops events from propagating
- 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.
- 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
- Set user and group id to that of username after
opening the devices and UNIX socket as root. The default is nobody.
- 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
- 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
- Default location of the UNIX socket to which LIRC clients can
- The kernel input layer's event device files.
- List of all input devices.