May 26, 2018

X interface tool

xwit “x window interface tool” is a hotch-potch collection of simple routines to call some of those X11 functions that don’t already have any utility commands built around them. The reasoning behind this is that loosely every X function should be accessible from a shell script.

For example, XWarpPointer will move the X pointer, but no utility program exists to do so on those rare occasions when you could really use it. xwit will also resize, iconify, pop, and move windows given by name or id, change an icon, title or name, set the screen saver going, and change individual key autorepeat settings.