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#1 2012-06-05 18:30:21

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Lightweight text expander for linux

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 big_smile

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#2 2012-06-05 18:39:00

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Re: Lightweight text expander for linux

http://linuxappfinder.com/package/winefish

I believe winefish has autotext


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#3 2012-11-07 20:52:18

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Re: Lightweight text expander for linux

There is autokey in AUR. However, I really feel sad about absence of much text expanders / automation tools like those in Windows, Shorthand, Phrase Express, etc.

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#4 2012-11-21 15:08:57

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Re: Lightweight text expander for linux

What IS a text expander?


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#5 2012-11-21 15:16:28

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Re: Lightweight text expander for linux

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

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#6 2012-11-21 15:38:35

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Re: Lightweight text expander for linux

Thanks for the link Trilby.


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