Overcome by a compulsive need to know how many keys I type daily, I forked [LogKeys]( and created countkeys, which is essentially a keylogger that just counts instead of logging.

Countkeys supports all the same features (running as a daemon, which will create logs showing all keys typed for a given session, specific device logging, etc) but also supports foreground mode which provides more instant gratification.

You can get it from my apt repo ( deb sid main contrib non-free ) for i386 and amd64, or the source is available at

The current release 0.2 still includes the bulk of logkeys documentation, I should have 0.3 out in the next 48 hours or so.

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I enjoy exploring interesting concepts in weird languages. I also like hacking on all of the things.
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