Section: User Commands (1)
Updated: Last change: Aug 2015
irpipe - tool to send data to lircd over /dev/irpipe kernel device.
irpipe [options] <file
irpipe --read [options] >file
irpipe --filter [options] <infile >outfile
irpipe is designed to feed data to lircd(8) over a /dev/irpipe device. It's a tool to enter test data to lircd in a way which is identical to real data from /dev/lirc devices.
irpipe uses two formats: text and binary. The binary format is documented in the mode2(1).
The irpipe driver allows user to set the features returned by the LIRC_GET_FEATURES ioctl. These are documented in lirc(4).
The irpipe kernel device is often not built in packaged lirc versions. See [KERNEL DRIVER] below.
The irpipe tool is designed to work with the irpipe kernel driver, although the --filter option works without it. This driver is often not built in packaged versions. If this is the case, the driver can be built from sources in the drivers/irpipe directory. This requires kernel sources installed. The drivers/irpipe/README provides information on building and installing the driver.
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Time: 20:22:15 GMT, June 09, 2017