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  1. #1

    Auto-replace / auto-correct tool


    When I was using windows (not so long ago), I had a wonderful piece of software called "AutoHotkey" with the following feature:

    Hotstrings and Auto-replace

    Although hotstrings are mainly used to expand abbreviations as you type them (auto-replace), they can also be used to launch any scripted action. In this respect, they are similar to hotkeys except that they are typically composed of more than one character (that is, a string).

    The abbreviation btw will be automatically replaced with "by the way" whenever you type it, but you must follow it with an ending character such as space, period, or enter (the need for an ending character can be avoided by means of the * option).

    I tried to find a linux tool with the same feature without succes.

    Is it possible to find (or script, or code) something like it How? Where?
    It seems to me that it would be something easy to do under linux... but, I just dont know how .

    Thanks !
    (Sorry, my english is bad, i mostly speak french)

  2. #2
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    Mar 2005
    Not quite sure, but you can maybe do this with awk/gawk or sed. I never used either of them before, so you can either check out the manpages or wait for someone who knows these tools to say if it's possible with them.

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    Someone else have an idea?

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    Linux Newbie jamey112's Avatar
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    May 2005
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    now, but if you find this, let me know. sounds cool.
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