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Old 06-06-2018, 03:30 PM   #16
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My 2 cents:
A (very) brief review of Autohotkey gave me the impression that it's a program that emulates in Windows what can be done in Linux natively. That is, it's used to write scripts that will execute commands in Windows.
 
Old 06-06-2018, 03:33 PM   #17
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^ that's what we've been trying to tell OP five different ways, but it seems they're so set in their ways that nothing we propose will satisfy them.
 
Old 06-06-2018, 03:39 PM   #18
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^^ I got that. Was just adding a 6th way to say it
 
Old 06-06-2018, 07:00 PM   #19
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guys... i hate windows.
yes, i got used to it.
but it's just so bad.

xdotool looks promising.

gimp lacking: it's the keyboard shortcuts and a few usability factors. i wasn't meaning to slate it at all. i use it all the time now. it's awesome.
the question wasn't about gimp.

autohotkey semi-automates - that would be a good description amongst others.

when i get stuck and need to do something in an automated way, i'll make a post.

all replies appreciated.
 
Old 06-07-2018, 12:55 AM   #20
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xdotool was already mentioned, another option would be xnee

These are for GUI, aside from just shell scripts, if you need to automate interaction with a CLI program that has prompts or an ncurses program, you may want to look at expect and misc ports of it (I found expect hardish to use due to my lack of tcl knowledge, but I used pexpect (a python module that does the same) for my needs a few times).
 
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Old 06-07-2018, 01:59 PM   #21
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just remembered another one:
http://xmacro.sourceforge.net/
although i must really stress that in most cases a simple (shell) script is the better solution.
 
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Old 10-09-2018, 05:40 PM   #22
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maybe script to button or shortcut

Was wondering about this too, so far found tkbash...

I think I just wanted something that would convert selected terminal commands into a clickable button or even convert to bash script and create a shortcut to it if needed. Autohotkey is nice.
 
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I just wanted something that would convert selected terminal commands into a clickable button
this is easy if you have a desktop that supports "clickable buttons" (i.e. desktop shortcuts).
right-click desktop => new shortcut => enter command you want executed => don't froget to check "Execute in terminal"
if the command is slightly more complex, i recommend to create a small script and point the desktop shortcut to that.

what's tkbash???
 
Old 12-06-2018, 06:59 PM   #24
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this is easy if you have a desktop that supports "clickable buttons" (i.e. desktop shortcuts).
right-click desktop => new shortcut => enter command you want executed => don't froget to check "Execute in terminal"
if the command is slightly more complex, i recommend to create a small script and point the desktop shortcut to that.

what's tkbash???
It is on github turns terminalcommands in gui... Haven't tried https://github.com/phil294/tkbash
don't know about yab either.. examples look confusing.
 
Old 12-06-2018, 07:21 PM   #25
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xdotool is so powerful that it gets you banned from Overwatch. Any more questions?

https://www.reddit.com/r/linux_gamin...or_playing_on/
 
Old 12-31-2018, 06:50 PM   #26
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xdotool is so powerful that it gets you banned from Overwatch. Any more questions?

https://www.reddit.com/r/linux_gamin...or_playing_on/
Launchy is like a menu bar activated with a hotkey when running for launching programs but you can make custom shortcuts to folders and files, it supports pluggin addons and is portable so as to run from a flash drive. it my be similiar to Do.... Can python be used like autohotkey?

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Old 02-06-2020, 08:53 PM   #27
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zenity GUI for bash scripting/simple python gui Tkinter

Found a tutorial on zenity, it is sort of like a gui for bash scripting... It may write a bash script for what you do... youtube tells how to make a python gui called Tkinter (done in oop (programming))
 
Old 02-07-2020, 07:11 AM   #28
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Seeing how you even have access to the source of the very core, the kernal, I'd say, yes.
Yes, automation is quite possible, to the extent where it blows the mind. Windows can not compete. In the slightest.
 
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