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Test your typing speed without leaving the terminal.

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Test your typing speed without leaving the terminal.

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:clipboard: description

typetest is a self-contained minimal typing test program written with blessed. As is, it is a near clone of 10fastfingers with an added bonus of being able to see typing speed as you're typing.

:zap: features

  1. adjustable settings
  2. storing test results
  3. analysing mistakes
  4. easy to track improvement

:chart_with_upwards_trend: analyse test results with typetest-analyse!

wpm char_speeds word_speeds mistypes dist

:shipit: installation

  1. install python3
  2. install pip (python package manager)
  3. run pip install typetest
  4. run typetest


  • make an alias for typetest, I use tt
  • run typetest-analyse to get insights

:bulb: ideas for tests

Along with typetest this repository features sample tests. Try them like so: typetest -s -d 60 -i common_200 or scrape something off the internet, like a featured article on wikipedia.

#!/usr/bin/env python3
import re
import requests
from bs4 import BeautifulSoup

word_pattern = re.compile(r"['A-Za-z\d\-]+[,\.\?\!]?")  # symbols to keep
url = ''

r = requests.get(url)
soup = BeautifulSoup(r.text, 'html.parser')
for sup in'sup'):
    sup.extract()  # remove citations

text = ' '.join(p.text for p in'p'))
text = re.sub(r'\[.*?\]|\(.*?\)', '', text)  # remove parenthesis
print(' '.join(re.findall(word_pattern, text)))

If you create a file called wiki_random you can start the test with wiki_random | typetest. Write your own scraper, you may find some suggestions here.

:question: usage

usage: typetest [-h] [-d DURATION] [--hash HASH] [-i INPUT] [-o OUTPUT_DIRECTORY] [-s] [-r ROWS]

optional arguments:
  -h, --help            show this help message and exit
  -d DURATION, --duration DURATION
                        duration in seconds (default: inf)
  --hash HASH           custom hash (generated from input by default)
  -i INPUT, --input INPUT
                        file to read words from (default: sys.stdin)
                        file to store results in
                        (default: /home/medo/repos/typetest/typetest/results)
  -s, --shuffle         shuffle words (default: False)
  -r ROWS, --rows ROWS  number of test rows to show (default: 2)

  typetest -i test.txt -s -d 60
  echo 'The typing seems really strong today.' | typetest -d 3.5
  typetest < test.txt

  ^c / ctrl+c           end the test and get results now
  ^[ / ctrl+[ / esc     end the test and get results now
  ^h / ctrl+h / bksp    delete a character
  ^r / ctrl+r / tab     restart the same test
  ^s / ctrl+s           restart the test with words reshuffled
  ^w / ctrl+w           delete a word
  ^u / ctrl+u           delete a word

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