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Roku Remote Controller Script version 4, written in Bash
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Roku Remote Controller Script version 4, written in Bash
Thursday, March 13th, 2014
08:30:16 GMT

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A few days ago, I ran across a useful Roku* remote controller script written in Bash by someone named "JM", also known as "Fubaya".

Posted July 7, 2011 to the A More Common Hades blog:

Final Roku bash shell script

Thank you very much to "JM"/"Fubaya" for creating such useful scripts and such a useful blog!


I didn't originally intend to put so much effort into it, but, over the past few days, I ended up making a very modified version of that script, plus a few little companion scripts.

It's really neat having so much instantaneous control of my Roku XS via my computer keyboard. Or just by double-clicking scripts on my computer.

Lots more info is in the source code.


Edit, 3/15/2014, 5:39 AM. OK, I finally finished the version 4 update I was unable to finish before due to being too tired, too headachy, and/or too focused on other things.

I added a new F4 hotkey which sends "Enter" to the Roku, to quickly submit text input forms or search forms without you having to do any additional navigation or typing.

And, related to that, a new typeable command, "ss" or "submitstring" or "submitsearch", which not only inserts whatever string of text you want, but also immediately submits the input, so you won't even have to use the F4 hotkey.

Roku Remote Controller Script version 4, written in Bash, with companion scripts (zipped, 13 KB)


Web-viewable copies of all the scripts:

roku-remote-v4.sh

Launch Netflix Channel: Perl Version - Bash Version

Launch Roku Remote Control Script Live Mode in an RXVT Terminal Window - Perl Version - Bash Version


Old version 3:

Roku Remote Controller Script version 3, written in Bash, with companion scripts (zipped, 13 KB)

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