April 28

Linux: A simple script to start and application and send a keystroke using xdotool

Example:
I want to start Shotwell and then send the F5 key to it to start the Slideshow.

vim startshotwell

shotwell &
sleep 5
xdotool key F5
exit 0

Be sure to make the file executable


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Posted April 28, 2014 by Timothy Conrad in category "Linux

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