An easy to learn and use Linux Automation Tool is presented in this Article. You can Automate Mouse Clicking and Keyboard Typing with this Automation Tool to automate any repetitive task. Whether you want to run some test cases for a custom Linux software application, need a helping hand in a game or anything else. The screenshot of the software is given below and there are separate downloads for 32 bit & 64 bit Linux Kernel. The given below screenshot was captured on Linux Ubuntu running with 32 bit Kernel and depending on the Linux Distro you are using, the appearance of this Linux Automation Tool will be different on your Linux Distro.
As the above screenshot displays you can automate Mouse Clicks of various types like Left Click, Shift and Left Click, etc. You can even automate Keyboard Typing with this Linux Automation Tool, however current version allows automated typing of only lowercase letters. Location of Mouse Cursor is displayed automatically at the top right corner of the software and a global keyboard shortcut allows you to get the Mouse Cursor Location and X and Y Coordinates. The Keyboard Shortcuts are configurable from the Edit Menu of the Software.
In order to download and run this Linux Automation Tool, you would need to know whether you are using 32 bit or 64 bit of Linux Kernel. In order to determine whether your Linux Distro is using 32 bit or 64 bit version, open up Terminal and type in the command uname -m and the output of the uname command will confirm whether you are using 32 bit or 64 bit Linux kernel.
The Above screenshot displays a portion of Terminal Window of Linux Ubuntu with uname command and it's output as i686 which confirms that the above command was run on a 32 bit Ubuntu. The Appearance of Linux Distros vary a lot and hence given below screenshot was captured on Linux Mint running 64 bit version to indicate difference in appearance but same linux command to determine whether running 32 bit or 64 bit Linux.
Once you have established whether your Linux Distro is using 32 bit or 64 bit Kernel, you can proceed ahead and download the appropriate version of this Free to try Linux Automation Tool from MurGuu.com. You would need to download the appropriate version of the software and extract it before running the application.
The Linux Automation Tool is bundled as a .zip file which is around 7 MB in size. Once you have downloaded the .zip file, extract it and locate the launcher of the application and double click on the launcher file. Depending on your Linux Distro a Window would prompt you about the action to take and you would need to select the Run Option as displayed in the screenshot below.
The Most important thing to remember when using this Linux Automation Tool or any other automation tool is that these software applications do not have intelligence of their own. When you program it to click at any location, it will click without knowing what’s beneath it and you have the responsibility of controlling the software and all it’s actions. Try this Automation Software on some basic application which you know very well and only when you are fully satisfied with the automation results, use it on production or live environment. In case you are new to Linux, you can find lots of resources on Linux.org or a quick place to learn Linux Commands can be Linux Tutorials, where you can learn basic and advanced Linux Stuff.