[sane-devel] Scanner Button Daemon [scanbd]

Wilhelm wilhelm.meier at fh-kl.de
Mon Mar 19 10:24:13 UTC 2012

Hi all,

for all interested:

just added the following link to an howto (ArchLinux-specific, but 
helpfull also for all other distros) written by <alex at tomisch.de>


to the documentation-file in trunk.

scanbd is a scanner button daemon. It polls the scanner buttons looking
for buttons pressed or function knob changes or other scanner events  as 
paper inserts / removals and at the same time allows
also scan-applications to access the scanners. If buttons are pressed,
etc., various actions can be submitted (scan, copy, email, ...) via 
action scripts. The function knob values are passed to the 
action-scripts as well. Scan actions are also signaled via dbus. This 
can be useful for foreign applications. Scans can also be triggered via 
dbus from foreign applications.
On platforms which support signaling of dynamic device insertion / 
removal (libudev, dbus, hal) scanbd supports this as well.
scanbd can use all sane-backends or some special backends from the (old) 
scanbuttond project.
Supported platforms: Linux, FreeBSD, NetBSD, OpenBSD


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