Raspberry Pi LCD program

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Command line arguments

 SPI options: 
 -D <device>       SPI device to use. default: /dev/spidev0.0
 -s <speed>        speed to use on the SPI bus default 0.5MHz. 
 -d <delay>        delay between bytes. default: 15 us. 
 -a <addr>          address of display, defaults to 0x82
 -p <c>,<l>         Jump to line <l> and character <c>
 -t <text>          print text
 -T <c>,<l> <text>  Print tekst starting at line <l> character <c>. 
 -b              Adjust backlight level
 -c <c>             Adjust contrast
 -C                 clearscreen 
 -f <file>          display text from file (not implemented yet).

Example commands

Print current date on line 0:

LCD -p 0 0 -t `date +%m/%d/%Y`

Print the text "Hello World" on line 1, character 2:

LCD -T 1 2 "Hello World"

Print the contents of "textfile":

LCD -f textfile

Write two different strings to two daisy-chained displays:

LCD -a 82 -l 0 -c 0 -t display0
LCD -a 84 -l 0 -c 0 -t display1