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Old 02-03-2011, 02:11 AM   #1
RonBigman
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How can I simulate key strokes events in other processes in linux?


Hi
I have a program that receive user input.
I want to run this program automatically without user interaction, and in order to do that I need to simulate key events.
How can I do such a thing?

The program I am running is partly java and partly shell.

The shell part is easily done by using:
./prog.sh <parameters (Parameters being a file containing parameters)
But the java doesn't work similarly.

Thanks
Ron
 
Old 02-03-2011, 07:16 AM   #2
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Hi
I have a program that receive user input.
I want to run this program automatically without user interaction, and in order to do that I need to simulate key events.
Use expect. A brief intro can also be found here.
 
Old 02-06-2011, 02:42 PM   #3
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Thanks it worked

The expect command is working perfectly

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