Thanks Tomek. Surprised there’s no app in the extra or community repos but this could be the one for me
Makes sense. I assumed most laptops today ship with a camera? PC obviously no, but I was wondering today whether every 2nd FOSS PC user has a webcam for Jitsiing or whatnot. Maybe not.
Could be something for future study/understanding.
EDIT: Supposedly the main issue would be that drivers for the camera would need to be included which might bother some of folk, too. Maybe a choice during the install process? Similar to the choice for LibreOffice or whatnot.
Judging by the 124 views versus the 3 likes I’m going to assume that at this stage there’s no appetite for QR code reading and possibly, even the technology for reading QR codes is, can we say, “held at arm’s length” at the present time.
Maybe that’ll change.
To answer your question …
I just like it as a basic copy/paste between computers. It also complains if you give it non-ascii characters, a sort-of feature in some respects.
QR codes are certainly useful - no doubt about that.
In my primary project for at client we use QR codes on lists generated to create easy access to various documentation on chemical products such as usage instructions and risk assessment.
The QR codes - when scanned - provides the requested document generated on demand from a database directly to the end-user’s phone or tablet.
If I understand you correct you seek some similar functionality - perhaps the link is used to save the file to the device scanning the link?
There is a couple of python packages available
$ pamac search --no-aur qrcode
python-qrcode 7.3.1-1 community
Python library to generate QR codes
python-pyqrcode 1.2.1-5 community
QR code generator written purely in Python with SVG, EPS, PNG and terminal output
Install the python-qrcode package, then - in terminal - run