ppower - Client for controlling x10 hardware.
ppower [OPTION]... [COMMAND]
Ppower is the client program for accessing x10 hardware. With it you can ask the ppowerd daemon to change the state of x10 hardware as well as monitor x10 messages received by the daemon from the power line.
If no other arguments are given, ppower expects a command. The command is of the form
A DEVICE is specified as a housecode letter and a devicecode digit like ``a1'' or a named device like ``light1'' if such a name has been defined in the configuration file.
The VALUE is used by BIM and BRIGHT commands to specify the change from 0 to 22, where 0 is the least change.
An EXTENDED_DATA_TRANSFER requires the VALUE and EXTENDED VALUE to be specified.
See the EXAMPLES section for example commands.
Turn all units on the given housecode off. For this command, instead of a device list, you can specify the housecode letter.
Turn all lights on the given housecode on. For this command, instead of a device list, you can specify the housecode letter.
Turn the selected devices on.
Turn the selected devices off.
Dim the selected devices by a VALUE.
Brighten the selected devices by a VALUE.
Turn all lights on the given housecode off. For this command, instead of a device list, you can specify the housecode letter.
XXX: I haven't figured out what this does. It might only pertain to hardware macros.
Sends a hail request to the listed devices.
Sends a hail acknowledge to the listed devices.
Sends the first preset dim to the listed devices.
Sends the second preset dim to the listed devices.
Sends two bytes of data to selected devices. The VALUE and EXTENDED VALUE must be specified.
Returns the status of the listed devices. The only thing I have that answers this is the transceiver.
display program vesrion
give help on usage
monitors the x10 hardware for changes
reports status of known x10 devices
specify alternate configuration file
set the debug level, 0 is off; check the program's --help to see what the maximum debug level currently is as well as the compiled in default
force the daemon to reload the configuration file; this is mainly for devices, aliases and macros; sockets and permissions won't be affected
stop the currently running daemon
Turn the device set to a1 on.
Turn the fan you have listed in your configuration file on.
Turn a group of devices on.
Dim the light attached to a2 by about 50%.
Dim the light attached to a2 as far as it will go.
Monitor incoming x10 commands.
List the status of all known devices.
The configuration file for the ppower package. See the example configuration file included in the distribution and the documentation for examples.
Steven Brown <firstname.lastname@example.org>
A lot of the states arn't accepted by any x10 hardware I know of. Also, a lot of functionality is missing or half-implemented as this project is quite new. Check the TODO file included in the distribution for a better list.
Report bugs to <email@example.com>