A terminal based typing test.
sudo curl -L https://github.com/lemnos/tt/releases/download/v0.4.0/tt-linux -o /usr/local/bin/tt && sudo chmod +x /usr/local/bin/tt sudo curl -o /usr/share/man/man1/tt.1.gz -L https://github.com/lemnos/tt/releases/download/v0.4.0/tt.1.gz
sudo curl -L https://github.com/lemnos/tt/releases/download/v0.4.0/tt-osx -o /usr/local/bin/tt && sudo chmod +x /usr/local/bin/tt sudo curl -o /usr/share/man/man1/tt.1.gz -L https://github.com/lemnos/tt/releases/download/v0.4.0/tt.1.gz
git clone github.com/lemnos/tt make && sudo make install
Best served on a terminal with truecolor and cursor shape support (e.g kitty, iterm)
By default 50 words from the top 1000 words in the English language are used to constitute the test. Custom text can be supplied by piping arbitrary text to the program. Each paragraph in the input is shown as a separate segment of the text. See
man tt or
man.md for a complete description and a comprehensive set of options.
escapeat any point restarts the test.
C-cexits the test.
rightmoves to the next test.
leftmoves to the previous test.
tt -quotes enStarts quote mode with the builtin quote list 'en'.
tt -n 10 -g 5produces a test consisting of 50 randomly drawn words in 5 groups of 10 words each.
tt -t 10starts a timed test lasting 10 seconds.
tt -theme gruvboxStarts tt with the gruvbox theme.
tt is designed to be easily scriptable and integrate nicely with other *nix tools. With a little shell scripting most features the user can conceive of should be possible to implement. Below are some simple examples of what can be achieved.
shuf -n 40 /usr/share/dict/words|ttProduces a test consisting of 40 random words drawn from your system's dictionary.
curl http://api.quotable.io/random|jq '[.text=.content|.attribution=.author]'|tt -quotes -Produces a test consisting of a random quote.
alias ttd='tt -csv >> ~/wpm.csv'Creates an alias called ttd which keeps a log of progress in your home directory`.
The default behaviour is equivalent to
tt -n 50.
-help for an exhaustive list of options.
Custom themes and word lists can be defined in
~/.tt/words and used in conjunction with the
-words flags. A list of preloaded themes and word lists can be found in
themes/ and are accessible by default using the respective flags.