How AutoKey can make repetitive tasks, like configuring Netplan, easier

AutoKey is a handy GUI tool that can take the repetition out of a lot of your daily Linux admin tasks.

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I have a lot of repetitive tasks I do throughout the day. For example, I have to type out the same long header for articles regularly. At one point, I saved a file that contained the header contents but realized using it caused me extra clicks, all of which amounted to making my day a bit less efficient. There are also the Netplan configurations I make daily. I frequently deploy Ubuntu Server as a virtual machine, and having to always configure networking is just one more step I don’t want to have to take.

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That’s why I employ a little Linux tool called AutoKey, which is a GUI application for creating boilerplate text…

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