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From: binary cat <dogedoge61@gmail.com>
To: 9front@9front.org
Subject: [9front] program to bind/rebind keys
Date: Fri, 4 Jun 2021 14:20:28 -0400
Message-ID: <CAHtSCHKWDKhUfYuXTZKgSYoJ8yB4-nsh9DbC=TcO48bN2og-YA@mail.gmail.com> (raw)

The program would operate by opening /dev/kbd, then binding its output
to /dev/kbd.
It would read a list of keybindings (from a file and/or command line options),
then operate in a loop of reading a key from (the old) /dev/kbd, checking if it
matches any of the bindings given to it. If it finds a match, it executes the
action associated with it. Otherwise, it passes the keypress on.

This could be used for global keyboard shortcuts by wrapping around rio,
or for per-program keyboard shortcuts.

`awk` is surprisingly close to working for this, but it has a few problems,
both with reading input delimited by NUL instead of LF, and with
non-printable characters in regular expressions.

I'm up to provide a bounty for this, although first I'd like to have a rough
idea of how difficult it would be to either write such a program, or to
fix the problems with `awk`, so I know how much a reasonable bounty
would be.

-- binarycat

             reply	other threads:[~2021-06-04 18:49 UTC|newest]

Thread overview: 3+ messages / expand[flat|nested]  mbox.gz  Atom feed  top
2021-06-04 18:20 binary cat [this message]
2021-06-04 20:02 ` Sigrid Solveig Haflínudóttir
2021-06-04 22:12 ` Stuart Morrow

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