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       lircmd  -  LIRC  mouse  daemon  translates  infrared signals into mouse


       lircmd [options] [config-file]


       This daemon can simulate a MouseSystems, IntelliMouse  or  IMPS/2  type
       mouse.  It  gets  the  received buttons from lircd and converts them to
       mouse events. To make this possible, lircmd needs a config file located
       in  /etc/lircmd.conf.  In  this file you have to determine which button
       from which remote causes a mouse move or a mouse button click.  You can
       also  specify a special button which activates or deactivates the mouse

       -h --help
              display this message

       -v --version
              display version

       -n --nodaemon
              don't fork to background

       -u --uinput
              generate Linux input events


       If you provide the --nodaemon option lircmd won't fork to background.

       On Linux systems the --uinput option will enable  automatic  generation
       of  Linux  input  events. lircmd will open /dev/input/uinput and inject
       the simulated mouse events into the Linux kernel rather  than  creating
       the /dev/lircm device.


       lircmd  will  use  syslogd to output error messages. It depends on your
       system configuration where they will show up.


       lircd and lircmd are daemons. You should start them in some init script
       depending  on your system. There are some example scripts for different
       distributions in the contrib directory. lircmd has to be started  after
       lircd as it connects to the socket lircd provides.

       If  you  start  lircd or lircmd from your shell prompt you will usually
       get back immediately to the prompt. Often people think that the program
       has  died.  But  this  is  not  an error. lircd and lircmd are daemons.
       Daemons always run in background.


       The documentation for lirc  is  maintained  as  html  pages.  They  are
       located under html/ in the documentation directory.