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threefcata
December 23rd, 2007, 02:44 PM
hi, i want to a bash script that opens 4 terminals with different profiles that give different window different titlebar text, depending on if a window with such a profile is open.

So i want find something that can help me find a window, taking the window's titlebar text as argument or something like that..

Does anyone have any idea how i can achieve this?

thx

Trumpen
December 23rd, 2007, 05:52 PM
You can use xwininfo to display windows properties and then filter them with grep/awk so that you can check if your title is already used.

Here is an example of how to print the title of the currently opened terminals:


yourterminal=gnome-terminal

xwininfo -root -children | grep $yourterminal | awk '{print $2}'