Manipulate x windows

Antoine Martin antoine at
Sat Aug 14 17:07:04 PDT 2010

Have a look at wmctl and devilspie


Yan Seiner <yan at> wrote:

>OK, I know this is more of a WM question...
>I'm looking for a CLI utility that would let me manipulate (resize and 
>relocate) windows based on WM_NAME or WM_CLASS.  Is anyone aware of any 
>such thing?
>I need to open a window and position it - but the app does not fully 
>support the -geometry option.  It only allows me to set the size and not 
>the location (in other words, it ignores the +X+Y portion of the HxW+X+Y 
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