GNU Xnee

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Introduction to Xnee

Xnee is a suite of programs that can record, replay and distribute user actions under the X11 environment. Think of it as a robot that can imitate the job you just did. Xnee can be used to:

Automate tests e.g nightly automatic regression tests
Demonstrate programs e.g record and replay a user interaction with your system
Distribute actions e.g teacher's actions can be sent to all student's desktops
Record and replay 'macro' e.g Tie a key modifier combination (e.g using xkeymouse) to replay a recorded session. The macro is WM- and program independent.
Retype a file e.g When testing an editor, Xnee can type in the content of a file. This can be compared with the original and thereby

For more information
Xnee project page at
Xnee homepage
Xnee mailings lists
Read the online manual(soon to come)

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