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Programmatically changing the keyboard illumination in small steps

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I would like to have a button in my touch bar which changes the illumination of the keyboard in small steps (what you normally get from pressing Illumination(up/down)+option+shift).

To do this I'm currently trying to use MTMR (My touchbar. My rules.), which allows me to create my own buttons, which then can run shell scripts, apple scripts, etc.


For the screen brightness I can easily get my desired behaviour by this apple script:

tell application "System Events" to key code 107 using {option down, shift down}

However for the illumination key, there does not seem to be a key code which I can use in the apple script. Is there any other way to change the keyboard illumination programmatically?

(If possible, I would like to use open source tools and avoid commercial software like BetterTouchTools)

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