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XTEN(1)			FreeBSD	General	Commands Manual		       XTEN(1)

NAME
     xten -- transmit X-10 commands

SYNOPSIS
     xten [-] house key[:cnt] [[house] key[:cnt] ...]

DESCRIPTION
     The xten utility is a command-line	interface to the X-10 daemon.  When
     invoked with a one-letter house code (A-P)	and a series of	key/unit codes
     as	arguments, it requests the X-10	daemon to transmit a corresponding
     series of X-10 packets.  The X-10 daemon makes its	best effort to ensure
     that the packets are all transmitted correctly, though in general it is
     not possible to tell whether the commands were actually received and exe-
     cuted by the remote X-10 devices.

     When invoked with the single argument -, xten enters an interactive mode
     in	which a	line is	repeatedly read	from the standard input, sent to the
     X-10 daemon, and the one-line response from the daemon printed on the
     standard output.

OPTIONS
     The house argument	is a one-letter	house code in the range	A-P.  All the
     X-10 requests generated will refer	to this	house code.  Each key is
     either a numeric unit code	in the range 1-16, or else is a	string that
     specifies an X-10 function.  The possible function	code strings are:

     AllUnitsOff
     AllLightsOn
     On
     Off
     Dim
     Bright
     AllLightsOff
     ExtendedCode
     HailRequest
     HailAcknowledge
     PreSetDim0
     PreSetDim1
     ExtendedData
     StatusOn
     StatusOff
     StatusRequest

     Each key may be followed by an optional numeric cnt, which	specifies the
     number of packets that are	to be sent with	that key code without gaps.
     If	this argument is omitted, two packets are transmitted.	The ability to
     specify numbers of	packets	other than two is used by the X-10 Dim and
     Bright commands.

SEE ALSO
     tw(4), xtend(8)

FILES
     /dev/tw0		     the TW523 special file

AUTHORS
     Eugene W. Stark <stark@cs.sunysb.edu>

FreeBSD	9.2		       October 30, 1993			   FreeBSD 9.2

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