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GNU Xnee

Records, distributes, and replays X11 protocol data

Xnee is a suite of programs that can record, replay and distribute user actions under the X11 environment. Think of it as a robot that can imitate the job you just did. Xnee can be used to:

  • Automate tests — nightly automatic regression tests
  • Demonstrate programs — record and replay a user interaction with your system
  • Distribute actions — teacher's actions can be sent to all student's desktops
  • Record and replay 'macro' — Tie a key modifier combination (e.g using xrebind) to replay a recorded session. The macro is WM- and program independent.
  • Retype a file — When testing an editor, Xnee can type in the content of a file. This can be compared with the original.



Heckert gnu.small.png This is a GNU package:xnee



version 3.19 (stable)
released on 6 May 2014

User level



Accepts cryptocurrency donations.

VCS Checkout

cvs -z3 -d:pserver:anonymous@cvs.savannah.gnu.org:/sources/xnee co xnee




Verified by

Verified on


Verified by

Kelly Hopkins

Verified on

28 May 2010

Leaders and contributors

Henrik Sandklef Maintainer

Resources and communication

AudienceResource typeURI
Debian (Ref)https://tracker.debian.org/pkg/xnee
Savannah (Ref)https://savannah.gnu.org/projects/xnee
VCS Repository Webviewhttps://cvs.savannah.gnu.org/viewvc/xnee
Mailing Listhttps://lists.gnu.org/mailman/listinfo/bug-xnee
Mailing Listhttps://lists.gnu.org/mailman/listinfo/xnee-devel
Mailing Listhttps://lists.gnu.org/mailman/listinfo/gnu-system-discuss

Software prerequisites

Required to useX11
Required to useRECORD and XTest extensions

This entry (in part or in whole) was last reviewed on 11 June 2018.


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