xinput - utility to configure and test XInput devices


xinput [version] [list [device_name]] [set-pointer device_name] [get-feedbacks device_name] [set-mode device_name ABSOLUTE|RELATIVE] [set-ptr-feedback device_name threshold num denom] [set-integer-feedback device_name index value] [set-button-map device_name map button 1 [map button 2 [...]]] [query-state device_name] [test [-proximity] device_name]


xinput version
 test if the XInput extension is available and return the version number of the program.
xinput list [device_name]
 If no argument is given list all the input devices showing all their features. If an argument is given, show all the feature of device_name. Uses XListInputDevices(3).
xinput get-feedbacks device_name
 Display the feedbacks of device_name. Uses XGetFeedbackControl(3).
xinput set-pointer device_name
 Switch device_name in core pointer. Uses XChangePointerDevice(3).
xinput set-mode device_name ABSOLUTE|RELATIVE
 Change the mode of device_name. Uses XSetDeviceMode(3).
xinput set-ptr-feedback device_name threshold num denom
 Change the acceleration of device_name. Uses XChangeFeedbackControl(3).
xinput set-integer-feedback device_name index value
 Change the value of an integer feedback of device_name. Uses XChangeFeedbackControl(3).
xinput set-button-map device_name map button 1 [map button 2 [...]]
 Change the button mapping of device_name. Uses XSetDeviceButtonMapping(3).
xinput query-state device_name
 Query the device state. Uses XQueryDeviceState(3).
xinput list-props device_name [device_name...]
 Lists properties that can be set for the given device(s).
xinput set-int-prop device_name property format value
 Sets an integer property for the device. Appropriate values for format are 8, 16, or 32, depending on the property.
xinput set-float-prop device_name property value
 Sets a float property for the device.
xinput watch-props device_name
 Prints to standard out when property changes occur.
xinput delete-prop device_name property
 Delete the property from the device.
xinput test [-proximity] device_name
 Register all extended events from device_name and enter an endless loop displaying events received. If the -proximity is given, ProximityIn and ProximityOut are registered.
device_name can be the device name as a string or the XID of the device.

property can be the property as a string or the Atom value.


Copyright 1996,1997, Frederic Lepied.

Copyright 2008, Philip Langdale.


Philip Langdale, <> Frederic Lepied, France <>

Patches, bug reports, and suggestions are welcome.

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