xte

XTE(1)                       General Commands Manual                      XTE(1)



NAME
       xte - Generates fake input using the XTest extension

SYNOPSIS
       xte [options] commands...

DESCRIPTION
       xte is a program that generates fake input using the XTest extension,
       more reliable than xse.


OPTIONS
       A summary of options is included below.

       -i id  XInput 2.x device to use. List devices with 'xinput list'.

       -x display
              Send commands to remote X server. Note that some commands may not
              work correctly unless the display is on the console, e.g. the
              display is currently controlled by the keyboard and mouse and not
              in the background. This seems to be a limitation of the XTest
              extension.

       --help, -h
              Show summary of options.

COMMANDS
       key k  Press and release key k

       keydown  k
              Press key k down

       keyup k
              Release key k

       str string
              Do a bunch of key X events for each char in string

       mouseclick i
              Click mouse button i

       mousemove x y
              Move mouse to screen position x, y

       mousermove x y
              Move mouse relative from current location by x, y

       mousedown i
              Press mouse button i down

       mouseup i
              Release mouse button i

       sleep x
              Sleep x seconds

       usleep x
              Usleep x microseconds


SOME USEFUL KEYS
       These keys are case sensitive.

       Home
       Left
       Up
       Right
       Down
       Page_Up
       Page_Down
       End
       Return
       BackSpace
       Tab
       Escape
       Delete
       Shift_L
       Shift_R
       Control_L
       Control_R
       Meta_L
       Meta_R
       Alt_L
       Alt_R
       Multi_key
       Super_L
       Super_R

       Depending on your keyboard layout, the "Windows" key may be one of the
       Super_ keys or the Meta_ keys.


SEE ALSO
       pat2ppm(1), patextract(1), png2pat(1), rgb2pat(1), visgrep(1).


AUTHOR
       xte was written by Steve Slaven <bpk@hoopajoo.net>.


LIMITATIONS
       The str command doesn't support Unicode characters with more than two
       bytes. Further, character composing sequences to generate special
       charactes are limited to Multi_key plus two characters. The set of
       supported characters depends on the current keyboard layout.




                                 October 3, 2012                          XTE(1)