X11R7.4 - man page for hal-set-property (x11r4 section 1)
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hal-set-property - set a property on a device object
hal-set-property sets a property on a device object in the HAL device database. For more
information about both the big picture and specific HAL properties, refer to the HAL spec
which can be found in /usr/local/share/doc/hal/spec/hal-spec.html depending on the distri-
The following options are supported:
--udi The UDI (Unique Device Identifier) of the device object.
--key The name of the property.
--int Set value property of the property to a 32-bit signed integer. The value passed is
assumed to be decimal unless it's prefixed with 0x or x for hexadecimal values.
Set value property of the property to a 64-bit unsigned integer. The value passed
is assumed to be decimal unless it's prefixed with 0x or x for hexadecimal values.
Set value property of the property to a string.
Set value property of the property to a floating point number.
--bool Set value property of the property to boolean, e.g. true or false.
Prepend an item to a string list.
Append an item to a string list.
Remove an item from a string list.
Remove a property.
--help Print out usage.
Print the version.
If setting the property succeeds, this program will exit with exit code 0. On errors a
non-zero the program will exit with a non-zero exit code. Note that setting properties on
the HAL device database usually requires super user privileges.
Please send bug reports to either the distribution or the HAL mailing list, see
http://lists.freedesktop.org/mailman/listinfo/hal on how to subscribe.
hald(8), lshal(1), hal-get-property(1), hal-find-by-property(1), hal-find-by-capability(1)
Written by David Zeuthen <email@example.com> with a lot of help from many others.
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