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Barrier Keyboard/Mouse Client


barrierc [--yscroll <delta>] [--display <display>] [--no-xinitthreads] [--daemon|--no-daemon] [--name <screen-name>] [--restart|--no-restart] [--debug <level>] <server-address>


Start the barrier client and connect to a remote server component.


-d,  --debug <level>

filter out log messages with priority below level. level may be: FATAL, ERROR, WARNING, NOTE, INFO, DEBUG, DEBUG1, DEBUG2.

-n,  --name <screen-name> use screen-name instead the hostname to identify

this screen in the configuration.

-1,  --no-restart

do not try to restart on failure.


restart the server automatically if it fails. (*)

-l  --log <file>

write log messages to file.


disable the system tray icon.


enable file drag & drop.


enable the crypto (ssl) plugin.

--display <display>

connect to the X server at <display>


do not call XInitThreads()

-f,  --no-daemon

run in the foreground.


run as a daemon. (*)

--yscroll <delta>

defines the vertical scrolling delta, which is 120 by default.

-h,  --help

display this help and exit.


display version information and exit.

Default options are marked with a *

The server address is of the form: [<hostname>][:<port>]. The hostname must be the address or hostname of the server. Placing brackets around an IPv6 address is required when also specifying a port number and optional otherwise. The default port number is 24800.


November 2019 barrierc 2.4.0-release