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xdotool

Command line automation for X11.

  • Retrieve the X-Windows window ID of the running Firefox window(s):

xdotool search --onlyvisible --name {{firefox}}

  • Click the right mouse button:

xdotool click {{3}}

  • Get the id of the currently active window:

xdotool getactivewindow

  • Focus on the window with id of 12345:

xdotool windowfocus --sync {{12345}}

  • Type a message, with a 500ms delay for each letter:

xdotool type --delay {{500}} "Hello world"

  • Press the enter key:

xdotool key {{KP_Enter}}