kiaki - filter text into kde input action keyboard input string
In kde.. if you open kde control center -> Regional & Accessibility -> Input Actions
You can do some cool stuff. I like the input actions. I have a shortcut now that only works for a gnome terminal. It makes it go to cd ~/devel, clears the screen, and shows which packages are checked out from cvs. Awesome. Took me an hour to get working, and it's going to save me that extra second of typing, it will add up. I am glad I have it. Thing is..
To use kde input actions.. You have to enter the stuff in a funny awkward way. A string of text as if the keyboard were typing it. So that for the shortcut to type out "These Are Things", you have to freaking manually enter:
Yeah. Forget that. Here's the alpha version of kiaki. A unix filter that will transform text input into those goofy kde input action strings.
Spaces, tabs, carriage returns, should be entered as is, they will be translated. Being a unix filter, it takes stdin and spits to stdout.
kiaki, acronym for Kde Input Actions Keyboard Input.
If we can translate all characters, we print the string to stdout and exit 0. If we cant't recognize a string, we convert the ones we can, issue warnings and leave unchanged ones we cannot, and exit with true error code.
$ echo "These would be letters..\nEnteredls" | kiaki Shift+T:H:E:S:E:Space:W:O:U:L:D:Space:B:E:Space:L:E:T:T:E:R:S:.:.:\:N:Shift+E:N:T:E:R:E:D:L:S:Enter
This script could do more, like automatically edit the kde config so the action is entered via the cli instead of the crappy gui.
This makes Ctrl-d send a terminal to ~/devel.. etc
[Data_5_2] Comment=if active window is terminal\ncd ~/devel and raise Enabled=true Name=leodevel Type=KEYBOARD_INPUT_SHORTCUT_ACTION_DATA [Data_5_2Actions] ActionsCount=1 [Data_5_2Actions0] ActiveWindow=true Input=C:L:E:A:R:Enter:C:D:Space:Shift+`:/:D:E:V:E:L:Enter:L:S:Enter IsDestinationWindow=false Type=KEYBOARD_INPUT [Data_5_2Conditions] Comment= ConditionsCount=0 [Data_5_2Triggers] Comment=Simple_action TriggersCount=1 [Data_5_2Triggers0] Key=Alt+D Type=SHORTCUT
Contact the AUTHOR, who's been dumped by his girlfriend and has plenty of time for nerding.
Leo Charre leocharre at cpan dot org
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