X11/Xorg automation
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2018-08-23
2018
08-23
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There two very useful tools to help you automate Xorg:

  • xwit -- window interface tool:

iconifying the window, and apply it to several windows whose name begins with one of the given strings, or a particular window id given, or the window id found in the environment variable WINDOWID, or the window under the mouse cursor

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xwit -root -warp 640 512 # move mouse to X/Y position

simulate keyboard input and mouse activity, move and resize windows, etc. It does this using X11's XTEST extension and other Xlib functions.

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xdotool key ctrl+alt+F1 # press this combination of keys
xdotool click --delay 2 --repeat 1000 1 # left click 1000 times
xdotool mousemove 500 500  # moves the mouse to (500,500)