How to execute bash file on onboard snippet?

Asked by AACOS on 2016-04-26

Hello,
I am trying to execute bash commands on onboard custom layout snippets. Or is there alternate ways of doing that using python or autokey etc.

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2016-04-26
marmuta (marmuta) said : #1

Hi, Onboard 's snippets are mainly meant to be used while you are typing with the on-screen keyboard anyway. There are no hotkeys for example, you always have to press a snippet button.

However there exists actually an autokey-gtk package that seems to allow to assign hotkeys to arbitrary actions. Perhaps just try it and see which one you like better. I don't have experience with it, unfortunately.

sudo apt-get install autokey-gtk

Francesco Fumanti (frafu) said : #2

Simply terminate the command in the snippet with a space, a backslash and the letter n. For example:

ls \n

(I am assuming that a bash terminal is the active window.)

AACOS (ubuntuaaos) said : #3

Thanks you both, will try an report back.

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