Ubuntu 17.10 – keepass auto-type

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Start by installing the xdotool package

On Debian/Ubuntu/etc simply run:

sudo apt-get install xdotool keepass2

Next find out where the keepass2 executable is installed on your system

The easiest way to do this is to run:

which keepass2

On my system this returns


This file is actually not the program itself but a script that bootstraps the program. So to find out where the real executable run:

cat /usr/bin/keepass2

On my system this returns

exec /usr/bin/cli /usr/lib/keepass2/KeePass.exe "$@"

So the program itself is actually located at


Create a custom keyboard shortcut

The process for this will differ depending on which distribution you’re running but it’s usually under the Keyboard settings. For the command enter the following:

mono /usr/lib/keepass2/KeePass.exe --auto-type