How to simulate ''Esc'' keystroke in a bash shel script?

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Old 12-01-2013
How to simulate ''Esc'' keystroke in a bash shel script?

I am using Ubuntu 12.4

I am running the following script:


while [ 1 ]; do
  xdotool mousemove 248 539 click 1 &
 sleep 3


This moves the mouse on the specified position on the screen and clicks that pauses the script for 3 seconds and repeats the process for ever because of the while loop.

I need to simulate pressing the ''Esc'' keystroke because these is some warning after that click and if I press Escape manually than the script moves the mouse and click one more time and the warning appears again and ruins my life...

So basically after ''sleep 3'' i need to write code to simulate '' esc' keystroke...

Maybe it matters, I am running the script in a terminal window, and the clicks are on some other window on a web browser link.

Last edited by Scrutinizer; 12-02-2013 at 01:28 AM.. Reason: code tags
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Old 12-01-2013
Are you sure your script "has the keyboard" or do you want to send the "ESC" to another application? I'd guess xdotool would allow for that as well.
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Old 12-01-2013
how didn't I think of that! wonderful. thanks!
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