triggerhappy - global hotkey daemon for Linux

Property Value
Distribution Debian 7 (Wheezy)
Repository Debian Main i386
Package name triggerhappy
Package version 0.3.4
Package release 2
Package architecture i386
Package type deb
Installed size 608 B
Download size 30.79 KB
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Triggerhappy watches connected input devices for certain key presses
or other input events and runs administrator-configured
commands when they occur. Unlike other hotkey daemons, it runs as a
persistent, systemwide service and therefore can be used even
outside the context of a user or X11 session.
It can handle a wide variety of devices (keyboards, joysticks,
wiimote, etc.), as long as they are presented by the kernel as
generic input devices. No kernel patch is required. The daemon is
a userspace program that polls the /dev/input/event? interfaces
for incoming key, button and switch events. A single daemon can
monitor multiple input devices and can dynamically add additional
ones. Hotkey handlers can be assigned to dedicated (tagged) devices
or globally.
For example, this package might be useful on a headless system to
use input events generated by a remote control to control an
mpd server, but can also be used to allow the adjustment of audio
and network status on a notebook without relying on user specific
Key combinations are supported as well as the hotplugging of devices
using a udev hotplug script; the running daemon can also be influenced
by a client program, e.g. to temporarily pause the processing of
events or switch to a different set of hotkey bindings.


Package Version Architecture Repository
triggerhappy_0.3.4-2_amd64.deb 0.3.4 amd64 Debian Main
triggerhappy - - -


Name Value
libc6 >= 2.3


Type URL
Binary Package triggerhappy_0.3.4-2_i386.deb
Source Package triggerhappy

Install Howto

  1. Update the package index:
    # sudo apt-get update
  2. Install triggerhappy deb package:
    # sudo apt-get install triggerhappy




2011-04-13 - Stefan Tomanek <>
triggerhappy (0.3.4-2) unstable; urgency=low
* beautify packaging information
* First upload to Debian (Closes: #603842)
2011-03-09 - Stefan Tomanek <>
triggerhappy (0.3.4-1) unstable; urgency=low
* fix segfault when dumping non-key events
* update udev rules (SYSFS->ATTRS)
2011-02-14 - Stefan Tomanek <>
triggerhappy (0.3.3-1) unstable; urgency=low
[ Stefan Tomanek ]
* add licence headers to source files
* increase version to 0.3.3
2010-12-21 - Stefan Tomanek <>
triggerhappy (0.3.2-1) unstable; urgency=low
* increase version to 0.3.2
* various bugfixes and code cleanups
2010-12-18 - Stefan Tomanek <>
triggerhappy (0.3.1-1) unstable; urgency=low
* introduce CMD_NOP to ensure type safety
* increase version number to 0.3.1
* modify package description
2010-12-10 - Stefan Tomanek <>
triggerhappy (0.3.0-1) unstable; urgency=low
* rework config file parser
* improve error detection for modifiers
* improve error reporting
* improve dropping of privileges
* allow tagging of devices
* new upstream version 0.3.0
2010-12-06 - Stefan Tomanek <>
triggerhappy (0.2.1-1) unstable; urgency=low
* fix segmentation fault when handling comment lines
2010-12-06 - Stefan Tomanek <>
triggerhappy (0.2.0-1) unstable; urgency=low
* optionally grab the device exclusively
* add uinput support for generating synthetic events
* update udev rule
* add version information into build
2010-11-22 - Stefan Tomanek <>
triggerhappy (0.1.6-2) unstable; urgency=low
* change manpage sections according to "man 7 man-pages"
* drop root privileges by default
2010-11-21 - Stefan Tomanek <>
triggerhappy (0.1.6-1) unstable; urgency=low
* fix typo in changelog
* suppress mode change message on startup
* ignore the triggering key while checking modifier

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