For the purposes of an app I'm developing, I need to temporarily disable autorepeat (with xset r off), and then restore it back to its original state. Can I easily (like with a terminal command) check if it is on or not? I wouldn't want to xset r on indiscriminately in case the user had disabled autorepeat on their own before.

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if xset q | grep -q 'auto *repeat:  *on'; then ...
  • Guess I missed the q option in man xset, thank you. – shooqie Dec 6 at 8:18

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