This script can be used to repeatedly press keys on the keyboard, it was used to fill out 100 odd entries on a web page while testing without having to physically enter the data.
Save the code below some where like /usr/bin/ with what ever file name you like, set the file to be executable with chmod +x /usr/bin/keyrepeat
you can then run the command keyrepeat 100 \”1\” or what ever you chose as the filename of your script.
You will have 5 seconds to focus a window, the program will then simulate a user pressing the keys on the keyboard.
sleep 5 #delay to allow the user to focus a window number=$1 #first parameter, number of times to repeat text=$2 #second parameter, text to repeat will interpret as tab for ((counter=1;counter< =$number;counter+=1)); do #loop required number of times xvkbd -xsendevent -text $text #this sends the text as key presses done