Like XBindKeys but without the X and per device.
EVBindKeys allows mapping arbitrary key events of specific input devices to shell command invocations.
Under the hood, it accesses the evdev kernel interface using libevdev.
I found some cheap mini USB keyboards and decided to use them as shortcut boards. As every keyboard sends the same keycodes, I needed something that can differentiate between multiple input devices.
Additionally, I wanted to have something that works on a headless device without having to install X server.
- Find the input device you want to use (
ls -l /dev/input/by-id)
- Ensure that you have access to the input device (
sudo chown [user] /dev/input/by-id/example-event-kbd)
- Lookup the name of the keys you want to use (https://github.com/ndesh26/evdev-rs/blob/0.5.0/src/enums.rs#L304)
- Create a config based on the