Re: Sponsor for 'hotkeyd' using the input event device
On Sunday 30 July 2006 01:51, Christopher Zimmermann wrote:
> I wrote a small daemon in perl which listens for keystrokes on
> the /dev/input/event input event devices and executes small
> commands or even complex scripts when certain keys are pressed.
> I know that there are already tools performing similar tasks like
> hotkeys. But all of them rely on X. My script will work even without a
> xserver running. The downside of this approach is that you cannot use
> the daemon to start programs like your browser, mail client and such.
> A thing I'm not so sure about is the way I use the input.h kernel
> header. Is this a clean approach?
If you include /usr/include/linux/input.h from the linux-kernel-headers
package and not from the linux kernel source directory, then I think it is
fine. But do in mind that your package will not run on Hurd or *BSD, so it
will not be architecture all (if you declared it that way, I haven't checked
> I debianized this script and wrote some documentation for it. I believe
> the archieve of 21kb is not too big, so I just attach it to the mail.
> Please don't rip my head off for it!
> Now I'm looking for a sponsor to include this package in debian.
I hope you will find a sponsor.
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