Section: User Commands (1)
Updated: Last change: Mar 2017
irsend - basic LIRC program to send infra-red commands
irsend [options] send_once <remote> <code> [code...]
irsend [options] send_start <remote> <code>
irsend [options] send_stop <remote> <code>
irsend [options] list <remote> <code>
irsend [options] set_transmitters <num> [num...]
irsend [options] simulate <button press packet>
Asks the lircd daemon to send one or more CIR (Consumer Infra-Red) commands. This is intended for remote control of electronic devices such as TV boxes, HiFi sets, etc.
irsend supports six sub-commands:
send_once - send one or more code(s) once send_start - start repeating a code. send_stop - stop repeating code. list - list configured remote items set_transmitters - set active transmitters simulate - simulate IR event
remote is the name of a remote, as described in the lircd configuration file.
code is the name of a remote control key of remote, as it appears in the lircd.conf configuration file.
num is the transmitter number of the hardware device.
For the list command, remote and/or code can be empty:
list "" "" - list all configured remote names list remote "" - list all codes of remote list remote code - list only code of remote
The simulate command only works if it has been explicitly enabled in lircd using the --allow-simulate option. The required button press packet should formatted as a socket broadcast message documented in lircd(8).
If lircd is not running (or /usr/var/run/lirc/lircd lacks write permissions) irsend aborts with the following diagnostics:
"irsend: could not connect to socket" "irsend: Connection refused" (or "Permission denied").
irsend LIST DenonTuner "" irsend SEND_ONCE DenonTuner PROG-SCAN irsend SEND_ONCE OnkyoAmpli VOL-UP VOL-UP VOL-UP VOL-UP irsend SEND_START OnkyoAmpli VOL-DOWN ; sleep 3 irsend SEND_STOP OnkyoAmpli VOL-DOWN irsend SET_TRANSMITTERS 1 irsend SET_TRANSMITTERS 1 3 4 irsend SIMULATE "0000000000000476 00 OK TECHNISAT_ST3004S"
Drivers are loaded dynamically. The directory used for this is determined by (falling priority):
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Time: 20:22:15 GMT, June 09, 2017