Leo Charre
and 1 contributors

NAME

kiaki - filter text into kde input action keyboard input string

DESCRIPTION

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:

   Shift+T:H:E:S:E:Space:Shift+A:R:E:Space:Shift+T:H:I:N:G:S: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.

USAGE

kiaki [OPTIONS]..

   -h           help

EXIT CODE

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.

USAGE EXAMPLES

   $ 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

TODO

This script could do more, like automatically edit the kde config so the action is entered via the cli instead of the crappy gui.

Example entry

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

CAVEATS

Is alpha.

BUGS

Contact the AUTHOR, who's been dumped by his girlfriend and has plenty of time for nerding.

AUTHOR

Leo Charre leocharre at cpan dot org

LICENSE

This package is free software; you can redistribute it and/or modify it under the same terms as Perl itself, i.e., under the terms of the "Artistic License" or the "GNU General Public License".

DISCLAIMER

This package is distributed in the hope that it will be useful, but WITHOUT ANY WARRANTY; without even the implied warranty of MERCHANTABILITY or FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE.

See the "GNU General Public License" for more details.