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xbrlapi: X11 BrlAPI helper for Linux/Unix


xbrlapi - X11 BrlAPI helper for Linux/Unix


xbrlapi [option ...]


xbrlapi connects to a BrlAPI server in order to provide it with the ID of the X11 window which currently has focus. It also simulates X keysyms from braille key presses (else brltty would simulate them using a qwerty keyboard). By default, it puts itself in the background, unless option -n is given.


Options are processed sequentially from left to right. If an option is specified more than once, or in case of a conflict, the rightmost specification takes precedence.

The following options are supported:

-b [host][:port] (--brlapi=)
The BrlAPI server to connect to.
-a string (--auth=)
The BrlAPI authorization/authentication string.
-d display (--display=)
The X display to connect to. If not specified, the content of the DISPLAY environment variable is used.
-n (--no-daemon)
Keep xbrlapi in the foreground.
-q (--quiet)
Do not write any text to the braille device.
-h (--help)
Print a command line usage summary and then exit.
-H (--full-help)
Print a thorough command line usage summary and then exit.


For more details on the purpose of xbrlapi, see BrlAPI's on-line manual at [http://brltty.app/doc/Manual-BrlAPI/English/BrlAPI-3.html].