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Can bash be used for stuff like this?

Posted: Mon Apr 15, 2019 10:39 am
by fs0ciety
I'm kinda new to bash, when I was still on Windows I used Autohotkey to automate shit.

For example, I had a script that if I pressed CTL + 1, it would push the F5 key every 5 seconds, and if I pressed CTRL + 2 it would stop.

Can that be done in bash? Or would I need to use python?

Re: Can bash be used for stuff like this?

Posted: Mon Apr 15, 2019 2:07 pm
by secureIT
Dont worry about scripts and bash for autohotkey tasks.
Try actiona.
This is a task automation tool which can be used in both Linux and Windows. It allows you to create and execute action lists. You don't need to know any programming language to use it.
It comes with an intuitive interface that allows you to create action lists (scripts) using drag & drop.
Much Features, that includes emulate clicks, key presses, play a sound, read the content of a file, download a file or a webpage, etc.
try it :
you can get it from the repos :

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apt install actiona

Re: Can bash be used for stuff like this?

Posted: Mon Apr 15, 2019 2:49 pm
by fs0ciety
Thanks!

Re: Can bash be used for stuff like this?

Posted: Sun Aug 11, 2019 12:10 pm
by TI58C
Or take a look at autokey if you like python

Robert