panelctl

PANELCTL(1)                      User Commands                     PANELCTL(1)



NAME
       panelctl - manual page for panelctl 0.2

SYNOPSIS
       panelctl [OPTION...] <channel|command>

DESCRIPTION
       AV/C panelctl - change channels on, or issue commands to, a firewire AV
       device

       -c, --commands
              Print command list (requires a dummy argument)

       -d, --debug
              Debug mode

       -g, --guid=GUID
              Specify GUID for the STB to control

       -n, --swversion=SW_VERSION Specify sofware version of STB

       -s, --specid=SPEC_ID
              Specify spec_id of STB to control

       -v, --verbose
              Produce verbose output

       -?, --help
              Give this help list

       --usage
              Give a short usage message

       -V, --version
              Print program version

       Mandatory or optional arguments to long options are also mandatory or
       optional for any corresponding short options.

       This program is mostly useful for a firewire tuner or set-top box with
       an AV interface. Use it to issue a command (panelctl <command>) or to
       change channels on the tuner (panelctl <channel>).  To get a list of
       legal commands, use the --commands switch.

       By default, panelctl will control the first Motorola STB on the
       firewire chain.  This will only work with some Motorola STBs. To
       control any other STB, or to control multiple STBs, specify the GUID or
       both the spec_id and software version for the desired STB. This can be
       found out by running "panelctl -v -g 1 1". Because there won't be a STV
       with GUID of 1, it will run through all possible devices and print the
       info for each one. Once the GUID, or the spec_id and sw_version of the
       desired device has been learned, it can be used in following commands,
       e.g. "panelctl -g 0x123456 666". Generally, it will be a better
       approach to use guid, since this will be unique to each STB.

       By: Stacey D. Son, John Woodell, Dan Dennedy, and Jerry Fiddler
       Copyright (C) 2004-2009

SEE ALSO
       The full documentation for panelctl is maintained as a Texinfo manual.
       If the info and panelctl programs are properly installed at your site,
       the command

              info panelctl

       should give you access to the complete manual.



panelctl 0.2                     November 2009                     PANELCTL(1)