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Short Description
Automates anything you see on the screen using OpenCV image recognition.
Full Description

SikuliX (previously known as Sikuli) automates anything you see on the screen. It uses image recognition powered by OpenCV to identify and control GUI components. This is handy in cases when there is no easy access to a GUI's internals or the source code of the application or web page you want to act on.

You want to automate some repetetive tasks in:

  • daily usage of applications or web pages
  • playing games
  • administration of IT systems and networks
  • test applications or web pages
  • make/run a demo or training material live

Feature of this Dockerized image

Contains latest SikuliX with Jypthon (currently the nightly build 1.1.1 because it's the first that can still run even when wmctrl isn't fully working, on Xvfb):

  • Simple to run (see usage below).
  • Small image (or as small as possible).
  • Secure: Meant to be run as any user (non root user is good).


Run the GUI

Run the GUI (must run as your current user):

$ docker run --rm -it --user $UID -e DISPLAY=$DISPLAY -v /tmp/.X11-unix:/tmp/.X11-unix:ro -v $PWD:/code wernight/sikulix

Note: Here we mounted current directory as /code so you may store your scripts there. This is of course optional.

Run headless


First you need to run a X11 program, for example you may run Chromium using Xvfb (but you may as well run Android the same way):

$ docker run --rm --name chromium -v /tmp/.X11-unix -it markadams/chromium-xvfb xvfb-chromium

Now run an existing script on it:

$ docker run --rm -e DISPLAY=:99 --volumes-from chromium -v $PWD:/code:ro wernight/sikulix runsikulix -c -r /code/my_script.sikuli

See SikuliX command-line options or run runsikulix -h.

WARNING: Due to bug #183 use only the short command-line form for flags (e.g. -h instead of --help).

Keep in mind that to forward X you'll need:

  • Run as the same user.
  • Use the same DISPLAY environment variable (usually :99 if using Xvfb).
  • Mount /tmp/.X11-unix (as read-only).

Note: Here we run as root to make it simpler, but you should avoid it (for security). Add --user flag and run as any user you want, like any random integer in [2000-32000] as long as that user has read access to your mounted files, and it's the same as the one running X11 (i.e. Xvfb).


Having more issues? Report a bug on GitHub.

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