Love the beauty of simplicity of archlinux, I'm finding a text expander excluding auto text which is not so light weight due to its dependencies. I've searched in our forum where I believe the home land of powerful and light weight command line tool but I didn't find any alternative. Is there any one like what i'm looking for exist
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What IS a text expander?
MisterAnderson, I had the same question and found this.
If that's what you (OP) are looking for, I can imagine a pretty simple xdotool script that could be bound to a chosen key combination. It would only have to do three or four things:
1) select from the current text cursor position backwards one 'word'
2) search a dictionary file for the text in the current selection
(3 opt) pop up a dialog (Xdialog, zenity, or dmenu would work) with the matches asking for a selection
4) simulate key presses for the remaining letters of the matched word
Last edited by Trilby (2012-11-21 16:05:01)
Thanks for the link Trilby.