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inputplug - XInput event monitor
inputplug [-v] [-n] [-d] [-0] -c command-prefix
inputplug is a daemon which connects to a running X server and monitors its XInput hierarchy change events. Such events arrive when a device is being attached or removed, enabled or disabled etc.
When a hierarchy change happens, inputplug parses the event notification structure, and calls the command specified by command-prefix. The command receives four arguments:
Event type may be one of the following:
Device type may be any of those:
Device identifier is an integer. The device name may have embedded spaces.
A summary of options is included below.
- -h, --help
- Show help (--help shows more details).
- Be a bit more verbose.
- Start up, monitor events, but don't actually run anything. With verbose more enabled, would print the actual command it'd run. This implies -d.
- Don't daemonise. Run in the foreground.
- On start, trigger added and enabled events for each plugged devices. A master device will trigger the "added" event while a slave device will trigger both the "added" and the "enabled" device.
- -c command-prefix
- Command prefix to run. Unfortunately, currently this is passed to execvp(3) directly, so spaces aren't allowed. This is subject to change in future.
- -p pidfile
- Write the process ID of the running daemon to the file pidfile
- X11 display to connect to.
Copyright (C) 2013, 2014, 2018, 2020, 2021 Andrej Shadura.
Copyright (C) 2014, 2020 Vincent Bernat.
Licensed as MIT/X11.
Andrej Shadura <firstname.lastname@example.org>