LIRC

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This article is about Linux Infrared Remote Control. For the railroad with reporting mark LIRC, see Louisville and Indiana Railroad.
LIRC
Stable release 0.9.0 / March 26, 2011 (2011-03-26)
Development status Active
Written in C
Operating system Linux
Size 653 kB (archived)
Type Infrared remote control
License GNU General Public License
Website http://www.lirc.org/

LIRC (Linux Infrared remote control) is an open source package that allows users to receive and send infrared signals with a Linux-based computer system.

There is a Microsoft Windows equivalent of LIRC called WinLIRC.

With LIRC and an IR receiver the user can control their computer with almost any infrared remote control (e.g. a TV remote control). The user may for instance control DVD or music playback with their remote control.

One GUI frontend is KDELirc, built on the KDE libraries.

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