I'm using Carnac to show the keyboard operation in my Windows Screen. If there is a workshop related with vim usage, this tool useful definitely.

However, I will have a vim workshop in Ubuntu, I want to know is there any tool in Ubuntu like Carnac?

After investigation, here is keyboard screen-display tools in MAC, named keycastr

And, keymon (Display Keyboard and Mouse Status) for Linux, it can be downloaded here.

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Screenkey is what you are looking for. An old version can be found on repo:

sudo apt install screenkey

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This is a good website about it - it focuses on when you are sharing your screen, and need others to see what you press. Kudos @Marslso


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