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synergys — manual page for synergys 1.5.0, protocol version 1.3


synergys [--address <address>] [--config <pathname>] [--daemon|--no-daemon] [--name <screen-name>] [--restart|--no-restart] [--debug <level>]


Start the synergy mouse/keyboard sharing server.

-a, --address <address>

listen for clients on the given address.

-c, --config <pathname>

use the named configuration file instead.

-d, --debug <level>

filter out log messages with priority below level. level may be: FATAL, ERROR, WARNING, NOTE, INFO, DEBUG, DEBUGn (1-5).

-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            restart the server automatically if it fails.

-l  --log <file>

write log messages to file.

-f, --no-daemon

run in the foreground.

*     --daemon             run as a daemon.

-h, --help

display this help and exit.


display version information and exit.

* marks defaults.

The argument for --address is of the form: [<hostname>][:<port>].  The hostname must be the address or hostname of an interface on the system. The default is to listen on all interfaces.  The port overrides the default port, 24800.

If no configuration file pathname is provided then the first of the following to load successfully sets the configuration:

$HOME/.synergy.conf /etc/synergy.conf


June 2010 synergys 1.5.0, protocol version 1.3 User Commands