Lurch: a unixy launcher and auto-typer
Sunday, March 4th, 2018
I cobbled together a unixy command / application launcher and auto-typer. I’ve dubbed it Lurch.
- Fuzzy filtering as-you-type.
- Execute commands.
- Open new browser tabs.
- Auto-type into currently focussed window
- Auto-type TOTP / rfc6238 / two-factor / Google Authenticator codes.
- Unixy and composable. Reads entries from stdin.
You can use and combine these features to do many things:
- Auto-type passwords
- Switch between currently opened windows by typing a part of its title (using wmctrl to list and switch to windows)
- As a generic (and very customizable) application launcher by parsing .desktop entries or whatever.
cdto parts of your filesystem using auto-type.
- Open browser tabs and search via google or specific search engines.
- List all entries in your SSH configuration and quickly launch an ssh session to one of them.
You’ll need a way to launch it when you press a keybinding. That’s usually the window manager’s job. For XFCE, you can add a keybinding under the Keyboard -> Application Shortcuts settings dialog.
Here’s what it looks like:
Unfortunately, due to time constraints, I cannot provide any support for this project:
NO SUPPORT: There is absolutely ZERO support on this project. Due to time constraints, I don’t take bug or features reports and probably won’t accept your pull requests.
You can get it from the Github page.