Marius Gheorghe

Building software : make it work, make it good, make it fast

Autohotkey macros

One of the nicest and most underused features of Autohotkey is the keyboard macros. Basically the ability to define text "shortcuts" that will be expanded in a command/text etc.
Here is a example i use everyday :

clipboard =
svn update c:\work\trunk\
send ^v

I'm defining the "wu" macro which will be expanded to "svn update c:\work\trunk" (to expand type the macro name and press TAB).
I'm using this macro to run the svn update command on my "work" project (funny side note...i noticed that updating a svn repo from CLI is at least 3-4 times faster compared to using TortoiseSVN. The power of CLI, huh ?).