I'd like to be able to see the data sent to the unix domain socket when I issue a command using irsend.

I have lirc 0.8.2 working and am able to issue commands and change channels, etc no problem. What I'd like to do is to see the ir codes as transmitted, and I thought that irw was the command to use, but I don't get any output from it.

I'm starting irw with:
/usr/local/bin/irw
or
/usr/local/bin/irw  /dev/lircd

When I issue:
 irsend SEND_ONCE DCT2000 CH+

I see the following in the log and the channel changes accordingly:
Nov 19 10:07:33 linuxdevstation lircd: accepted new client on /dev/lircd
Nov 19 10:07:33 linuxdevstation lircd: removed client

But I don't see any output in the irw terminal.

I've started lircd with this command in /etc/init.d/lirc:
  /usr/local/sbin/lircd --driver=default --device=/dev/lirc0 --output=/dev/lircd --pidfile=/var/run/lircd.pid

Thanks in advance.
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Ed