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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).


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

-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.com/doc/Manual-BrlAPI/English/BrlAPI-3.html].

BrlAPI 0.6.4 2015-12-22 XBRLAPI(1)