Ducky Script syntax is simple. Each command resides on a new line and may have options follow. Commands are written in ALL CAPS, because ducks are loud and like to quack with pride. Most commands invoke keystrokes, key-combos or strings of text, while some offer delays or pauses. Below is a list of commands and their function, followed by some example usage.
Note: In the tables below //n// represents a number and //Char// represents characters A-Z, a-z.
Similar to the REM command in Basic and other languages, lines beginning with REM will not be processed. REM is a comment.
REM The next three lines execute a command prompt in Windows
DEFAULT_DELAY or DEFAULTDELAY is used to define how long (milliseconds) to wait between each subsequent command. DEFAULT_DELAY must be issued at the beginning of the ducky script and is optional. Not specifying the DEFAULT_DELAY will result in faster execution of ducky scripts. This command is mostly useful when debugging.
REM delays 100ms between each subsequent command sequence
DELAY creates a momentary pause in the ducky script. It is quite handy for creating a moment of pause between sequential commands that may take the target computer some time to process. DELAY time is specified in milliseconds from 1 to 10000. Multiple DELAY commands can be used to create longer delays.
REM will wait 500ms before continuing to the next command.
STRING processes the text following taking special care to auto-shift. STRING can accept a single or multiple characters.
|STRING||a...z A...Z 0..9 !...) `~ += _- "' :; <, >. ?/ \ and pipe|
STRING Hello World!
Emulates the Windows-Key, sometimes referred to as the Super-key.
REM will hold the Windows-key and press r, on windows systems resulting in the Run menu.
Emulates the App key, sometimes referred to as the menu key or context menu key. On Windows systems this is similar to the SHIFT F10 key combo, producing the menu similar to a right-click.
//Switch to desktop, pull up context menu and choose actions v, then d toggles displaying Windows desktop icons//
CAPSLOCK, cruise control for cool, the
SHIFT command can be used when navigating fields to select text, among other functions.
|SHIFT||DELETE, HOME, INSERT, PAGEUP, PAGEDOWN, WINDOWS, GUI, UPARROW, DOWNARROW, LEFTARROW, RIGHTARROW, TAB|
REM this is paste for most operating systems
Found to the left of the space key on most keyboards, the
ALT key is instrumental in many automation operations.
ALT is envious of
|ALT||END, ESC, ESCAPE, F1...F12, Single Char, SPACE, TAB|
STRING Hello World
REM alt-f pulls up the File menu and s saves. This two keystroke combo is why ALT is jealous of CONTROL's leetness and CTRL+S
The king of key-combos,
CONTROL is all mighty.
|CONTROL||BREAK, PAUSE, F1...F12, ESCAPE, ESC, Single Char|
|CTRL||BREAK, PAUSE, F1...F12, ESCAPE, ESC, Single Char|
REM this is equivalent to the GUI key in Windows
|DOWNARROW or DOWN|
|LEFTARROW or LEFT|
|RIGHTARROW or RIGHT|
|UPARROW or UP|
|BREAK or PAUSE||For the infamous combo CTRL BREAK|
|CAPSLOCK||Cruise control for cool. Toggles|
|END||When will it ever|
|ESC or ESCAPE||You can never|
|HOME||There's no place like|
|NUMLOCK||Toggles number lock|
|PRINTSCREEN||Typically takes screenshots|
|SCROLLLOCK||Hasn't been nearly as useful since the GUI was invented|
|SPACE||the final frontier|
|TAB||not just a cola|
|FN||another modifier key|
Repeats the last command n times
|REPEAT||number of times to repeat|
REM The previous command is repeated 100 times (thus performed 101 times total)