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xdotool, jq, nome3

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Date: Wednesday, Sep 11, 2019
Time: 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Location: TEK Systems, first-floor conference room, 700 N.Hurstbourne Pkwy. (Steel Technologies Bldg.)

Two nitty-gritty topics:
  • xdotool: command line tool for desktop control
  • jq - sed-like tool but for JSON data

Plus: Ben will tell us about Gnome 3

(Barton Chittenden)

xdotool lets you simulate keyboard input and mouse activity, move and resize windows, etc. It does this using X11’s XTEST extension and other Xlib functions. Additionally, you can search for windows and move, resize, hide, and modify window properties like the title. If your window manager supports it, you can use xdotool to switch desktops, move windows between desktops, and change the number of desktops.

(Michael Speer)

jq is like sed for JSON data. You can use it to slice and filter and map and transform structured data with the same ease that sed, awk, grep and friends let you play with text.

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