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NetBSD 6.1.5 - man page for wsmoused (netbsd section 8)

WSMOUSED(8)			   BSD System Manager's Manual			      WSMOUSED(8)

     wsmoused -- multipurpose mouse daemon

     wsmoused [-d device] [-f conf_file] [-m modes] [-n]

     The wsmoused daemon provides mouse support in console, allowing copying and pasting text.
     The left mouse button is used to select text when held and you use the right button to paste
     it in the active console.

     Supported options are as follows:

     -d device	     specifies the device file to be used as the wsmouse(4) device.  Defaults to

     -f conf_file    specifies the configuration file to be used.  Defaults to

     -m modes	     specifies which modes should be activated.  Mode names are given in the
		     argument as a whitespace separated list.  Overrides the 'modes' directive in
		     the configuration file.

     -n 	     do not fork in the background (for debugging purposes).  Overrides the
		     'nodaemon' directive in the configuration file.

     Many other details can be tuned.  See wsmoused.conf(5) for more information.

     wsmoused is designed to be a multipurpose mouse daemon.  Functionality is provided through
     independent modes, enabled either through the -m flag or through the 'modes' property in the
     configuration file (the former takes precedence).

   The action mode
     The 'action' mode executes commands upon receiving mouse button events.  Commands can be
     associated on a button basis, and can differentiate between push or release events.

   The selection mode
     The 'selection' mode provides visual copy and paste support in text consoles when using the
     wscons(4) device.	A selection is created by clicking with the primary mouse button at any
     point on the screen and dragging it while clicked.  When the button is released, the
     selected text is copied to an internal buffer for further pasting with the secondary button.

     /dev/ttyE[0-n]	 tty devices
     /dev/ttyEstat	 wsdisplay status notification device
     /dev/wsmouse[0-n]	 mouse control device
     /etc/wsmoused.conf  default configuration file

     su(1), wscons(4), wsdisplay(4), wsmouse(4), rc.conf(5), ttys(5), wscons.conf(5),
     wsmoused.conf(5), moused(8), rc.subr(8)

     The wsmoused command first appeared in NetBSD 2.0.

     The wsmoused command was developed by Julio M. Merino Vidal <jmmv@NetBSD.org>.

     wsmoused does work properly only with display drivers, which implement WSDISPLAYIO_GETWSCHAR
     and WSDISPLAYIO_PUTWSCHAR ioctls.	Currently only vga(4) and drivers utilizing vcons(9) sup-
     port it.

     When using the 'action' mode, commands specified in the configuration file are executed as
     the user who started the daemon.  By default, this user is 'root' when using the rc.subr(8)
     framework.  You should set 'wsmoused_user="<some_user>"' in rc.conf(5) to a safer user (and
     adjust file permissions accordingly) if the commands you want to execute do not require
     superuser privileges.  An alternative is to use su(1) as part of the command string in the
     configuration file.

     The following notes apply to all work modes:

     o	 When switching from the X screen to a text terminal, there is a small delay (five sec-
	 onds) until the mouse works again.  This time is used by X to close the mouse device

     The following notes apply to the 'selection' mode only:

     o	 The mouse cursor is only visible for a short period of time.  It will disappear when you
	 stop moving it to avoid console corruption (which happens if it is visible and there is
	 text output).

     o	 You need to change the getty program which is run in the first virtual terminal to use
	 /dev/ttyE0 instead of /dev/console.  To do this, edit /etc/ttys and /etc/wscons.conf.

BSD					 January 1, 2012				      BSD

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