WSMOUSED.CONF(5)          NetBSD File Formats Manual          WSMOUSED.CONF(5)

NAME
     wsmoused.conf -- multipurpose mouse daemon configuration

SYNOPSIS
     wsmoused.conf

DESCRIPTION
     The wsmoused.conf file configures all the features provided by the
     wsmoused(8) daemon.  It is composed by a series of blocks, each of which
     defines a group of properties.  The file format is free-form: new line
     markers are ignored as well as indentation.  Comments start with the `#'
     sign and extend until the end of line.

     A property is like a variable assignment.  It has a name, which goes to
     the left of the equal sign, and a value, which goes to the right.  The
     assignment ends with a semicolon.  It looks like:

           name = value;

     There is no difference between string or integer values when defining
     them.  The value must be surrounded by double quotes if it contains
     whitespace.  Booleans are specified as integers, where `0' means false
     and `1' stands for true.  Even though, the program cares about this and
     will emit a warning if you have done an incorrect assignment.  Note that
     it will not accept unrecognized names.

     A mode is a type of block that defines how the program behaves when run
     in a specific mode.  A mode inherits properties defined in the global
     scope.  It has the following syntax:

           mode mode_name {
                   property1 = value1;
                   ...
                   propertyN = valueN;
           }

     There are two recognized modes, `action' and `selection'.  wsmoused(8)
     describes what they do in detail.

   Properties common to all modes
     The following properties can be defined in the global scope, thus affect-
     ing all modes, or inside the mode definition, to override global values.

     device = pathname;
             The wsmouse(4) device name to use.  Defaults to /dev/wsmouse.

     fifo = pathname;
             Specify an optional fifo where to redirect all mouse events, no
             matter if they have been processed.  By default, no fifo is used.

     modes = string;
             Whitespace separated list of modes to be activated when running.
             Defaults to `selection'.

     nodaemon = boolean;
             Set to 1 to not fork in the background.

     pidfile = basename;
             The basename of the pidfile used to control the process.  Pid-
             files are always created under /var/run, and have the `.pid'
             extension automatically added.  By default it is set to daemon's
             program name.

     ttystat = pathname;
             wsdisplay(4)'s notification device.  Defaults to /dev/ttyEstat.
             You will not want to change this.

     xconsole = integer;
             Virtual console number which holds the X server (if any).  The
             argument specifies the console number (the same found in
             /dev/ttyE?).  Unset by default.

     xconsole_delay = integer;
             Number of seconds to wait before reactivating the mouse when
             returning from the X console (specified by the `xconsole' prop-
             erty).  Defaults to 5.

   Properties specific to the action mode
     The following properties are only useful when running in the action mode:

     button_<number>_<status> = command;
             Assigns a command to a button, which will be executed using the
             system(3) call.  The `number' part selects a button to which the
             command is assigned; the first button is numbered `0' and the
             maximum depends on the mouse type.  The `status' part can be
             either `down' or `up', representing the events emitted when the
             button is pressed and released, respectively.

   Properties specific to the selection mode
     The following properties are only useful when running in the selection
     mode:

     lefthanded = boolean;
             Set to 1 to swap mouse buttons, specially useful for left handed
             users.

     slowdown_x = integer;
             X axis slowdown.  This positive integer specifies how many events
             in the vertical direction should be ignored before changing the
             current column.  It defaults to 0.

     slowdown_y = integer;
             Y axis slowdown.  This positive integer specifies how many events
             in the horizontal direction should be ignored before changing the
             current row.  It defaults to 3.

FILES
     /etc/wsmoused.conf             Default configuration file.
     /usr/share/examples/wsmoused/  Location of sample files.

SEE ALSO
     system(3), wsdisplay(4), wsmouse(4), wsmoused(8)

HISTORY
     The wsmoused.conf configuration file first appeared in NetBSD 2.0.

NetBSD 5.1                      January 5, 2004                     NetBSD 5.1

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