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Simulate typing

Terminal - Simulate typing
echo "pretty realistic virtual typing" | randtype -m 4
2010-02-25 15:30:28
User: tehdog
Functions: echo
4
Simulate typing

this also generates errors (change 4 to higher number for more mistakes)

Alternatives

There are 7 alternatives - vote for the best!

Terminal - Alternatives
echo "You can simulate on-screen typing just like in the movies" | pv -qL 10
2010-01-14 20:17:44
User: dennisw
Functions: echo
98

This will output the characters at 10 per second.

echo "You can have a bit more realistic typing with some shell magic." | pv -qL $[10+(-2 + RANDOM%5)]
echo -e "You are a jerk\b\b\b\bwonderful person" | pv -qL $[10+(-2 + RANDOM%5)]
2013-01-09 19:18:07
User: joeheyming
Functions: echo
2

The output will show jerk, then wonderful person since echo parses the \b character.

message="I have a nice easy typing pace"; for ((i=0; i<${#message}; i++)); do echo "after 200" | tclsh; printf "${message:$i:1}"; done; echo;

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not bad

Comment by Richie086 199 weeks and 6 days ago

This is excellent! Much more realistic. Don't know why this was downvoted. Thanks for sharing!

Comment by Imposcillator 197 weeks and 5 days ago

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