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br(1) General Commands Manual br(1)


br - utility to interact with Firecracker device


br [options] [housecode[list]] [native command] ...


This manual page documents briefly the br command. br is a program that interacts with X10's Firecracker device allowing the user to manipulate X10 devices throughout their house/office.


The programs follow the usual GNU command line syntax, with long options starting with two dashes (`-'). A summary of options are included below.

Show summary of options.
Each -v will increase the verbosity.
Set port to communicate with (should be the port the Firecracker module is plugged into)
Use alternate house code for operations, default is A
Turn on all devices in LIST
Turn off all devices in LIST
Turn on all devices in housecode
Turn off all devices in housecode
Dim devices in housecode [or LIST] to relative LEVEL
Turn on all lamps in housecode
Turn off all lamps in housecode
Repeat commands NUM times (0 = ~forever)


This manual page was written by Ashley Clark <>, for the Debian GNU/Linux system (but may be used by others).

Ashley Clark