ydotool - Man Page
command-line /dev/uinput automation tool
ydotool cmd args
ydotool cmd --help
ydotool lets you programmatically (or manually) simulate keyboard input and mouse activity, etc. The ydotoold(8) daemon must be running.
Currently implemented command(s):
Type a string
Move mouse pointer to absolute position
Click on mouse buttons
key [-d,--key-delay <ms>] [<KEYCODE:PRESSED> ...]
Type a given keycode.
e.g. 28:1 28:0 means pressing on the Enter button on a standard US keyboard. (where :1 for pressed means the key is down and then :0 means the key is released)
42:1 38:1 38:0 24:1 24:0 38:1 38:0 42:0 - "LOL"
Non-interpretable values, such as 0, aaa, l0l, will only cause a delay.
See `/usr/include/linux/input-event-codes.h' for available key codes (KEY_*).
You can find the key name/number your keyboard is sending to libinput by running `sudo libinput record` and then selecting your keyboard from the list it will show you the libinput proper key name and number for each key you press.
Options: -d,--key-delay <ms>
Delay time between keystrokes. Default 12ms.
type [-D,--next-delay <ms>] [-d,--key-delay <ms>] [-f,--file <filepath>] "text"
Types text as if you had typed it on the keyboard.
- -d,--key-delay <ms>
Delay time between key events (up/down each). Default 12ms.
- -D,--next-delay <ms>
Delay between strings. Default 0ms.
- -f,--file <filepath>
Specify a file, the contents of which will be typed as if passed as an argument. The filepath may also be '-' to read from stdin.
Example: to type 'Hello world!' you would do:
ydotool type 'Hello world!'
mousemove [-a,--absolute] <x> <y>
Move the mouse to the relative X and Y coordinates on the screen.
Use absolute position
Example: to move the cursor to absolute coordinates (100,100):
ydotool mousemove --absolute 100 100
click [-d,--next-delay <ms>] [-r,--repeat N ] [button ...]
Send a click.
- Options: -d,--next-delay <ms>
Delay between input events (up/down, a compete click means doubled time). Default 25ms.
- -r,--repeat N
Repeat entire sequence N times
all mouse buttons are represented using hexadecimal numeric values, with an optional bit mask to specify if mouse up/down needs to be omitted.
- 0x00 - LEFT
- 0x01 - RIGHT
- 0x02 - MIDDLE
- 0x03 - SIDE
- 0x04 - EXTR
- 0x05 - FORWARD
- 0x06 - BACK
- 0x07 - TASK
- 0x40 - Mouse down
- 0x80 - Mouse up
- 0x00: chooses left button, but does nothing (you can use this to implement extra sleeps)
- 0xC0: left button click (down then up)
- 0x41: right button down
- 0x82: middle button up
The '0x' prefix can be omitted if you want.
The socket to write to for ydotoold(8) can be changed by the environment variable YDOTOOL_SOCKET.
ydotool was written by ReimuNotMoe.
This manpage was written by email@example.com but updated since.
Project site: <https://github.com/ReimuNotMoe/ydotool>