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Thread: How to rapidly press keyboard key in Linux?

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    How to rapidly press keyboard key in Linux?

    I am looking to press a key rapidly in Linux. I would prefer to emulate it because I don't want to break my keyboard
    So far, I've tried xte, but it's not fast enough for me. Anyone know how to make it press faster/a program that can press key really fast?

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    Feb 2007
    West Hills CA
    Ubuntu 14.04 Trusty Tahr

    Re: How to rapidly press keyboard key in Linux?

    Perhaps a script that cat's the input to the device. That would be really fast. Your keyboard can be found in /var/log/Xorg.0.log. For me it is /dev/input/event3.

    WARNING: The following will cause some keyboard disruption.

    sudo su
    cat "x x x x x x" /dev/input/event3
    Control-C to get control of the keyboard back.

    There may be a better way to do this, but the input stream will be really, really fast.
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