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I am self-teaching myself C++, due to its cross-platform portability between Windows/Linux, and C#, because it is the standard at my work.  Let me tell ya ... * brain explodes *.

Anyway, I believe AutoIt is coded in C++, right?  Have you guys considered porting it over to Linux?

I understand that AutoIt used to be open-source, but was changed to closed-source due to a disagreement with the devs of AutoHotKey.  That's really too bad.

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Most of AutoIt depends on the Windows API - so there is no chance of it being ported to any other OS. ;)


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ArrayMultiColSort ---- Sort arrays on multiple columns
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This page describes what is NOT on the ToDo list.

This means that AutoIt on Linux will never happen.

My UDFs and Tutorials:


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OutlookEX (NEW 2019-03-02 - Version - Download - General Help & Support - Example Scripts - Wiki
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And, if you still have questions, a forum search on the topic will divulge the numerous threads where this has been discussed ad nauseam, as well as the few (WINE) workarounds. ;)

Edited by JLogan3o13

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Thanks for your input guys.  I definitely understand your stance on the subject.

I am currently using AutoIt via Wine for development on my Linux machine at home.  If it's for work, I take the code to work on Windows for testing.  Since it was written on a cross-platform language, at least some of the functions should work on both platforms.

I guess, keep in mind, that I'm not typically using it as a utility, like AutoHotKey, so some of the lower-level functions aren't necessarily needed.  I'm using it at work for developing full-fledged applications, and at home, I'm developing graphical games.

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I'm running Winamp through Wine with several VST plugins

on Linux Mint Cinnamon, with no problems.

If it will do that, then AutoIt should be able to do many things,

except perhaps system related functions.

Linux Mint has come along way, and is definitely contending fast

with Windows. It comes with LibreOffice, VLC, Firefox and more.

I'm really impressed. If Quickbooks and PeachTree would port to

Linux, then it would be interesting to watch the fallout, since

it is an open source project.

If you want to test a release, here is the link:


And their forum link:


"The mediocre teacher tells. The Good teacher explains. The superior teacher demonstrates. The great teacher inspires." -William Arthur Ward

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