xinput-toggle is a simple script to toggle devices on and off for X11 systems. It was created to toggle Yubikey state, but it can deal with any X input device.
xinput-toggle -h contains detailed usage information.
I suggest you bind xinput-toggle to a keybinding in your window manager if you will use it a lot.
For these examples I will show this being used to enable/disable a Yubikey
-r is a case-insensitive regex used to identify devices by names, as shown
# Toggle device status (on -> off, off -> on) xinput-toggle -r yubikey # Show notification indicating actions performed xinput-toggle -r yubikey -n # Disable xinput (no toggle) xinput-toggle -r yubikey -d # Enable xinput (no toggle) xinput-toggle -r yubikey -e # Enable for 5 seconds, then disable again xinput-toggle -r yubikey -e -t 5
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- notify-send (optional, for