IR Software


ir is an interface program to Chris Dodge's RedRat 2 infrared controller. It is written in Perl. It uses only the basic Perl constructs and no external packages, so it should work on any platform that supports Perl and serial communications.



I use this program mainly from my crontab file (I have a linux server on 24/7) to record tv programs when I'm not home. Since my cable company requires me to select the channel with my cable box, I have cron entries like ir cable on cable 1 cable 3 vcr on vcr record to record a tv program, then ir vcr off cable off to stop recording.

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