[Nottingham] Scripting question (Keyboard key -> run a script)

Martin martin at ml1.co.uk
Sun Feb 19 15:01:59 UTC 2017


Sounds like a good learning adventure ;-)

If you are using a window manager/desktop such as KDE or Gnome, you can
set key mappings to "do things" in their settings. That includes running
programs including running bash or whichever to run a script.

Or there are various other utilities such as "easykeys" that
intercept/pick-up keyboard activity to then initiate other actions...

I'm sure others here can give actual examples.

Let us know what you try!


On Sun, Feb 19, 2017 at 01:06:54PM +0000, Fay Knight via Nottingham wrote:
> Afternoon all,
> I've been getting my feet wet with scripting recently, and I was
> wondering whether there's an easy way to set a custom keyboard shortcut
> to trigger a simple script?  Since I couldn't find a simple answer by
> Googling I suspect this is going to be more complicated than I first
> imagined, but I'll put the question out there in case anyone has done this.
> Fay
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