Speedpad is written as a single executable called speedpad.

This allows easy distribution and installation.

Package maintainers:

Please use “speedpad” for the final package and executable name.

This allows users on different platforms to find it easily.


Speedpad is written in pure Python and has no external dependencies!

If no other input is provided, speedpad tries to loop on fortunes generated by the famous fortune program. For the full out of the box experience, you should install fortune, and packagers should make sure their speedpad package recommends it.

If you want to visualize your typing statistics, consider installing gnuplot or something similar. Packagers should suggest gnuplot in their speedpad package.


$ install -m 755 bin/speedpad /usr/local/bin
$ install -m 644 man/speedpad.1 /usr/local/share/man/man1
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