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// This will open up a prompt for text to send to a console session on digital ocean
// Useful for long passwords
(function () {
window.sendString = function (str) {
f(str.split(""));
function f(t) {
var character = t.shift();
var i=[];
var code = character.charCodeAt();
var needs_shift = character.match(/[A-Z!@#$%^&*()_+{}:\"<>?~|]/);
if (needs_shift) {
rfb.sendKey(XK_Shift_L,1);
}
rfb.sendKey(code,1);
rfb.sendKey(code,0);
if (needs_shift) {
rfb.sendKey(XK_Shift_L,0);
}
if (t.length > 0) {
setTimeout(function() {f(t);}, 10);
}
}
}
})();
# Minified Version:
(function(){window.sendString=function(a){function b(c){var d=c.shift(),g=d.charCodeAt(),h=d.match(/[A-Z!@#$%^&*()_+{}:\"<>?~|]/);h&&rfb.sendKey(XK_Shift_L,1),rfb.sendKey(g,1),rfb.sendKey(g,0),h&&rfb.sendKey(XK_Shift_L,0),0<c.length&&setTimeout(function(){b(c)},10)}b(a.split(""))}})();
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gbrian commented May 16, 2020

Super @byjg 👏
Two small changes:

  • Added pressOnly as pres/release generates echo in my test
  • Added XK_Shift_L constant
// This will open up a prompt for text to send to a console session on digital ocean
//  Useful for long passwords
(function () {
    const XK_Shift_L = 65505; // https://docs.rs/x11-dl/1.0.1/x11_dl/keysym/constant.XK_Shift_L.html      
    window.sendString = function (str, pressOnly) {
        f(str.split(""));
        function f(t) {
            var character = t.shift();
            var i=[];
            var code = character.charCodeAt();
            var needs_shift = character.match(/[A-Z!@#$%^&*()_+{}:\"<>?~|]/);
            if (needs_shift) {
                rfb.sendKey(XK_Shift_L,1);
            }
            rfb.sendKey(code,1);
            !pressOnly && rfb.sendKey(code,0);
            if (needs_shift) {
                rfb.sendKey(XK_Shift_L,0);
            }
            
            if (t.length > 0) {
                setTimeout(function() {f(t);}, 10);
            }
        }
    }
})(); 

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byjg commented May 16, 2020

Thank you for share it @gbrian

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Girevik1 commented Nov 30, 2021

Thank you! It's working for me. only I changed characters from = to +, 2 -> @ ...

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byjg commented Nov 30, 2021

Thank you @Girevik1

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digu087 commented Jan 7, 2022

Thank you for your solution , saved my day . Just one small issue , if I try to paste characters like !@#$%^&*()_+ it actually prints 1234567890-= . I was testing on firefox , Ubuntu OS .

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byjg commented Jan 7, 2022

Glad that helps you. These characters should be handled by this:

            var needs_shift = character.match(/[A-Z!@#$%^&*()_+{}:\"<>?~|]/);
            if (needs_shift) {
                rfb.sendKey(XK_Shift_L,1);
            }

It means, should "press" SHIFT and the key.

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