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EVEMU-DESCRIBE(1)					     EVEMU-DESCRIBE(1)

NAME
       evemu-describe, evemu-record - print information	and events from	an
       input device

SYNOPSIS
       evemu-describe [/dev/input/eventX] [output file]

       evemu-record [--autorestart=s] [/dev/input/eventX] [output file]

DESCRIPTION
       evemu-describe gathers information about	the input device and prints it
       to stdout. This information can be parsed by evemu-device(1) to create
       a virtual input device with the same properties.

       evemu-record captures events from the input device and prints them to
       stdout. The events can be parsed	by evemu-play(1) to let	a virtual
       input device created with evemu-device(1) emit the exact	same event
       sequence.

       evemu-describe and evemu-record need to be able to read from the
       device; in most cases this means	they must be run as root.

       If an event node	is provided, evemu-describe and	evemu-record use that
       event node. Otherwise, the user must interactively choose from a	list
       of detected devices.

       If no output file is given, stdout is used.

OPTIONS
	   --autorestart=<s>
		 Terminate the curent recording	after <s> seconds of device
		 inactivity. This option requires an output, the file is suffixed
		 with the date and time	of the recording's start.
		 The timeout must be greater than 0.

DIAGNOSTICS
       If evtest-record	does not see any events	even though the	device is
       being used, the device may be grabbed by	a process (EVIOCGRAB). This is
       usually the case	when debugging a synaptics or wacom device from	within
       X. VT switching to a TTY	or shutting down the X server terminates this
       grab and	the devices can	be recorded. For most X	drivers, disabling the
       device also removes the grab.

       The following command shows the processes with an open file descriptor
       on the device.

	   fuser -v /dev/input/eventX

SEE ALSO
       evemu-device(1) evemu-play(1)

AUTHOR
       evemu was written by Henrik Rydberg <rydberg@euromail.se[1]>

NOTES
	1. rydberg@euromail.se
	   mailto:rydberg@euromail.se

				  08/10/2020		     EVEMU-DESCRIBE(1)

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