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       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
       usually ~/.lircrc.

       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.

       -h --help
              display usage summary

       -v --version
              display version

       -d --daemon
              run in background

       -n --name
              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.