ydotoold - Man Page

daemon for ydotool(1)

Synopsis

ydotoold [OPTION...]

Description

ydotool lets you programmatically (or manually) simulate keyboard input and mouse activity, etc. It does this by writing directly to /dev/uinput so it generally needs to run as root.

When ydotool(1) runs and creates a virtual input device, it will take some time for your graphical environment (eg X11/Wayland) to recognize and enable the virtual input device. (Usually done by udev)

If the delay is too short, the virtual input device may not be recognized & enabled by the graphical environment in time.

In order to solve this problem, the ydotoold background service holds a persistent virtual device, and accepts input from ydotool(1). When ydotoold(1) is unavailable, ydotool(1) will work without it.

Options

--socket-path arg  <path>

Socket path (default: /tmp/.ydotool_socket)

--socket-perm arg <perms>

Socket permission (default: 0600)

Author

ydotool(1) and ydotoold(8) were written by ReimuNotMoe.

This man page by bob.hepple@gmail.com

Licence

AGPLv3

See Also

ydotool(1)

Project site: <https://github.com/ReimuNotMoe/ydotool>

Referenced By

ydotool(1).

2021-01-28