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NCID(1)				     NCID			       NCID(1)

NAME
       ncid - Network Caller ID	Client

SYNOPSIS
       ncid [options] [arguments]

       Options:

       [--no-gui]
       [--alt-date		 | -A]
       [--call-log		 | -c]
       [--country <code>	 | -C <country code>
       [--delay	<seconds>	 | -D <seconds>]
       [--help			 | -h]
       [--hostname-flag		 | -H]
       [--module <module name>	 | -m <module name>]
       [--noexit		 | -X]
       [--pidfile <file>	 | -p <file>]
       [--PopupTime <0-5>	 | -t <0-5 seconds>]
       [--ring <0-9|-1|-2|-3|-9> | -r <0-9|-1|-2|-3|-9>]
       [--verbose <1-9>		 | -v <1-9>]
       [--version		 | -V]
       [--wakeup		 | -W]

       Arguments:

       [IP_ADDRESS | HOSTNAME]
       [PORT_NUMBER]

DESCRIPTION
       The  ncid  client displays Caller ID information	sent to	it by the NCID
       server.	In the default GUI mode, if the	server is configured  to  send
       the  Call  Log, it will load the	call log in the	call history window at
       startup.	 The history window is then updated by ncid whenever a call is
       received.

       The  size  of  the  client  window  at startup is controlled by the the
       ncid.conf file.	The user can resize the	window,	but there is a minimum
       size restriction.

       The  history  window  displays one line per call	or message.  Each line
       starts with a line label.  Under	Help->Line Labels you can  read	 about
       each one.

       The  view  window  shows	 all Line Types	that can appear	in the history
       window.	The view window	also shows all LineIDS that do appear  in  the
       history	window.	  The  view menu can select Line Types and LineIDS for
       viewing.	 Those not selected have a horizontal line through them.

       The message window will send a user typed single	line  message  to  the
       server which, in	turn, will send	it to all connected clients.

       The ncid	client supports	three themes:

	      Day:	Color theme on a white background.
	      Night:	Color theme on a black background.
	      Default:	Black and white	theme.

       The  ncid client	runs on	Linux, Windows and Mac OS X.  If ncid is given
       the --no-gui option, it will run	without	a GUI.

       If ncid is given	the --module <module name> option, it will  output  to
       either  an  external  program or	output module.	The ncid client	can be
       configured to call any single module.  It cannot	call multiple modules,
       but  multiple clients can be used, each calling a different output mod-
       ule.

       If ncid is configured to	output to an external program,	it  will  test
       for it and if it	is not found, or if it is not executable, it will ter-
       minate with an error message.

       The  default   configuration   file   for   ncid	  is/usr/local/usr/lo-
       cal/etc/ncid/ncid.conf.

       The distributed output modules are listed in the	ncid_modules man page.
       They   are    customized	   as	 needed	   in	 the/usr/local/usr/lo-
       cal/etc/ncid/conf.d/ncid-<module	name>.conf files.

       Whenever	the server connection is broken, ncid will normally try	to re-
       connect every 15	seconds.  It  provides	a  visual  indication  of  the
       countdown and number of tries.  If the delay between attempts is	set to
       zero seconds, ncid will not attempt a reconnect.

OPTIONS
       --no-gui
	      Do not display CID information using a GUI.

	      Default: display CID using a GUI.

       --alt-date | -A
	      Display the date in an alternate format.	Assuming the date sep-
	      arator is	a "/", the date	is displayed as	dd/mm/yyyy.

	      Default: display the date	as mm/dd/yyyy

       --call-log | -c
	      Configure	 ncid  to  tell	the server to send the call log.  Only
	      used in the NoGUI	mode.

	      Default: The call	log is not sent.

       --country-code <code> | -C <country code>
	      Configure	the country code to format the phone number.

	      Supported	Country	Codes:

	      DE - Germany (was	broken,	for now	same as	NONE)
	      FR - France
	      HR - Croatia
	      SE - Sweden
	      UK - United Kingdom
	      US - North America
	      NONE - do	not format number

	      Default: US country code

       --delay <seconds> | -D <seconds>
	      If <seconds> > 0,	delay <seconds>	between	server connection  at-
	      tempts.
	      If  <seconds>  = 0, only one attempt to reconnect	to server will
	      be made.

	      Default: 15 seconds

       --help |	-h
	      Display usage.

       --hostname-flag | -H
	      Changes the LINE field to	<hostname>:ncid	for  created  messages
	      and adds <hostname> to the IDENT string

	      Default LINE field: ncid.

       --module	<module	name> |	-m <module name>
	      Output the Caller	ID information to the external program or out-
	      put module.  <module name> is the	 name  of  the	output	module
	      (program)	 to  use.   The	 selected module is sent all calls and
	      messages.

	      Default module PATH: /usr/local/share/ncid/modules

       --noexit	| -X
	      Configure	ncid to	ignore the close window	button.

       --pidfile | -p
	      Name of PID file to create.  Set to /var/run/ncid.pid in	an  rc
	      or  init script when used	as a service.  Set to /var/run/_module
	      name_.pid	in an rc or init script	when used  as  a  service  and
	      when using a output module.  There is no default.	 If pidfile is
	      not set, no pid file will	be used.

       --PopupTime <seconds> | -t <seconds>
	      Time the popup is	forced to stay on top of all  windows.	 Range
	      is 1 second to 5 seconds,	or 0 to	disable.

	      Default popup time is 1 second.

       --ring <count> |	-r <count>
	      Execute output module on specific	ring count.
	      All count	values:	-9 -3 -2 -1 0 2	3 4 5 6	7 8 9

	      For  modems that indicate	RING, count can	be: -9 0 2 3 4 5 6 7 8
	      9
	      A	count of -9 executes the output	module on each ring.
	      A	count of 0 executes the	output module when ringing stops.
	      A	count of 1 should never	be  used  in  the  US/Canada,  because
	      Caller ID	is sent	between	rings 1	and 2.
	      A	count between 2-9 executes the output module on	that ring num-
	      ber.
	      A	count greater than 9 is	not useful.

	      For VoIP,	using a	SIP gateway, count is: -3 -2 -1
	      For POTS,	using a	wc2ncid	gateway, count is: -2 -1
	      A	count of -1 executes the output	 module	 on  call  termination
	      without pickup.
	      A	count of -2 executes the output	module on call termination af-
	      ter pickup.
	      A	count of -3 executes the output	module on line	busy  termina-
	      tion.

	      Default: output module called as soon as CID received

       --verbose | -v
	      Display formatted	CID information, including CID log file.

	      Default: silent

       --version | -V
	      Display version and exit.

       --wakeup	| -W
	      Works  only  on  X-Windows  and  Gnome.  On the first ring, this
	      causes module ncid-wakeup	to be executed	to  wake  the  monitor
	      and/or  exit  the	 screensaver.  Do not use with the "--module |
	      -m" option.

ARGUMENTS
       IP_ADDRESS | HOSTNAME	     Set the IP	Address.

				     Default: 127.0.0.1	(localhost)

       PORT_NUMBER		     Set the port number.

				     Default: 3333

FILES
       /usr/local/etc/ncid/ncid.conf
       /usr/local/etc/ncid/conf.d/ncid-*
       /usr/local/share/ncid/modules/*

EXAMPLES
       # Display the date as dd/mm/yyyy
       ncid --alt-date

       # run ncid in a terminal	window,	server on remote host
       ncid --no-gui tardis.drwho.home

       # only speak Caller ID
       ncid --no-gui --module ncid-speak

       # send CID output to GUI	and desktop alert messages
       ncid --module ncid-alert

       # send CID output to a cell phone
       ncid --no-gui --module ncid-page

       # run ncid in a terminal	window and tell	the server to send the call log
       ncid --no-gui --call-log

SEE ALSO
       ncid.conf.5, ncid_modules.7, ncidd.8

NCID				  2019-08-17			       NCID(1)

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