irexec - run programs with one button press
irexec [options] [config_file]
This program lets you execute arbitrary commands on an IR signal
decoded by lircd, the LIRC daemon. You can give irexec a command line
parameter which has to be a name of a valid config file. If no command
line parameters are given irexec reads the default config file which is
If irexec executes a program it will wait until this program
terminates. So append a '&' to the command string if you don't want
The config string consists of the command to be run.
display usage summary
run in background
use this program name
If you add the --daemon option irexec will fork to background. That way
you can easily start irexec from an init script. In this case you
should specify a config file on the command line as irexec won't be
able to find your home directory. Potential uses are shutting down the
computer, starting a dial-up connection etc.
If you start irexec, it reads your ~/.lircrc and reacts only on prog=
entries that point to irexec. If you have included more than one
program in your .lircrc, then start all these programs, they react
itself only to their according entries in .lircrc.
The documentation for lirc is maintained as html pages. They are
located under html/ in the documentation directory.