Apple Remote Control

I recently came across this utility for access the apple remote. It should be possible to use in shell scripts, applescripts and even Java as described here

I wanted to be able to have exclusive access to the remote and I found this discussion which showed me how to do it by changing the open command to use a 1 (this occurs in two places in the command.
ioReturnValue = (*hidDeviceInterface)->open(hidDeviceInterface, 1);

I have uploaded my changes here:
How to compile is in the source code, but it took me a while to realise that, so here’s the command: gcc -Wall -o iremoted iremoted.c -framework IOKit -framework Carbon