I am looking for a terminal command or script or program which moves the text cursor in whichever text field currently has focus. Something like:
which would move the cursor one column to the right. The reason is that I would like to define keyboard shortcuts which execute this command so I can have keyboard control of the cursor.
Since I am using this with keyboard shortcuts, keyboard event solutions won't work, for example
xdotool key --clearmodifiers Right
in principle does what I am asking, but since the command will be executed when other keys are depressed, it doesn't really work well.
The behavior I am looking for is similar to the GTK+ Keybinding Theme setting (
org.gnome.desktop.interface.gtk-key-theme) which can be set to
'Emacs' so that, for example,
ctrl-f moves the cursor right one column,
ctrl-b moves back one column,
ctrl-d deletes the character to the right of the cursor, etc. I just want different keybindings.