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I would like to mimic the behaviour of Byobu's "send-keys" functionality. This will send keys to the window, but it will not execute them.

After setting a custom profile in Terminator, I would like to open it and see the following display:

Desired behaviour

I haven't seen this in any documentation. Is this possible, or is there a workaround that can accomplish this?

  • I'm not aware of such functionality, although it would be quite easy to add (using vte_terminal_feed_child()). I recommend that you file a bug (feature request) under bugs.launchpad.net/terminator . – egmont Feb 6 '17 at 22:42
  • Could you elaborate on "vte_terminal_feed_child()". Is this coming from Terminators source? – Klik Feb 6 '17 at 23:56
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    Yes, I was taking a look at the source code. I'm working on making a pull request, though there's not much documentation. I've realized now why I like C++. Python is great, but it is not easy to figure out how the objects of another person's project are constructed. It also seems that there is a big wishlist so I'd probably have to do this myself if I want it anytime soon. – Klik Feb 7 '17 at 14:54
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    I figured it out. I'm going to submit a pull request. :) Giving me the reference to feed_child() was a good start point, though it was a little tricky to sort through their source. – Klik Feb 7 '17 at 17:12
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    I'll update as an answer once I've corresponded and see if they accept my pull request. – Klik Feb 7 '17 at 17:31

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