I have written a utility to show (list) the connected joysticks. It uses the linux joystick interface, so it's not very portable. The current version is 0.2.2.
Source and linux binary available.
Usage: lsjoystick [OPTION]... [DEVICE]... Options: -h, --help print this help -V, --version print version information -l, --long print additional info, not just device and name -v, --verbose explain what is beeing done -q, --quiet suppress error messages -b, --device-base=BASE use BASE instead of /dev/input/js -c, --count count joysticks (no info about individual joysticks) -g, --use-glob query /dev/input/js* If no devices are specified lsjoystick tries to find joysticks, otherwise the DEVICEs are probed.
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