lcd4linux man page

Version — daemon for ''lcd'' display devices

Synopsis

lcd4linux [OPTIONS...]

Description

LCD4Linux is a small program that grabs information from the kernel and some subsystems and displays it on an external liquid crystal display.

If started without any options, it will try to read its configuration from /etc/lcd4linux.conf and daemonize. Please make sure your configuration file is owned by the user you run lcd4linux (typically root) and has permissions 600.

-f
Alternate configuration file to read. Use this switch to make lcd4linux read another file than /etc/lcd4linux.conf.
-F
Run in forground and don't daemonize. Useful for debugging.
-c arg
allows to overwrite entries in the config-file from the command line. arg is 'key=value'
-h
shows a really short usage of lcd4linux
-i
starts lcd4linux in interactive mode. Can be used multiple times
-l
Prints a list of supported displays
-o
Specifies an output file (see http://ssl.bulix.org/projects/lcd4linux/ for details)
-q
makes lcd4linux more quiet. Can be used multiple times
-v
increases verbose level. Can be used multiple times

Files

/etc/lcd4linux.conf
Contains the configuration of lcd4linux. Please note that distributions generally don't install this file, please create it yourself using the sample configuration as template.
/usr/share/doc/lcd4linux/lcd4linux.conf.gz
Contains a detailed and extensive example configuration file

Author

lcd4linux was written by Michael Reinelt <reinelt@eunet.at>
Copyright (C) 2005 The LCD4Linux Team <lcd4linux-devel@users.sourceforge.net>

Origin

Development of lcd4linux is at http://ssl.bulix.org/projects/lcd4linux/. Use that web service for reporting upstream bugs getting in touch with development.

Info

August 2006 http://ssl.bulix.org/projects/lcd4linux/ System Administration Utilities