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Saturday, 17 September 2016

Simulating your mouse

Sometimes you just want to automate tasks but the program only has a GUI. Simulating mouse clicks can make this job a lot easier and this is were xdotool comes in.

Installing xdotool:

Debian systems:

sudo apt-get install xdotool


RedHat/Fedora:

sudo yum install xdotool


Arch linux:

sudo pacman -S xdotool


Simulating mouse movements and clicks

Left click

xdotool click 1

Right click

xdotool click 2

Mouse move

xdotool XXX YYY (XXX,YYY Being the coordinates)

A basic example where this can be used is a online dogeminer click game.

#!/bin/sh
#Simple Auto clicker
while [ 1 ];do
  xdotool mousemove XXX YYY click 1
  sleep 5
done