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irsend — basic LIRC program to send infra-red commands

Synopsis

irsend [options] DIRECTIVE REMOTE CODE [CODE...]

Description

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.

Options

-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.

Environment

LIRC_SOCKET_PATH
The lircd socket to connect to, defaults to a hardcoded default value /var/run/lirc/lircd

Files

/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.

Diagnostics

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").

Examples

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"

Driver Loading

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/lib64/lirc/plugins).

See Also

lircd(8),
mode2(1),
xmode2(1),
irrecord(1),
irw(1)

Referenced By

lircd(8).

Last change: Sep 2015 irsend 0.9.4c User Commands