December 1, 2008

Ride the D-Bus, Control your Linux desktop from the shell

Author: JT Smith

D-Bus is an IPC mechanism and is a great way for applications to share state information on a modern Linux desktop. Ever wonder how your video player tells your screen-saver to stop jumping in and interrupting the playback, yep D-Bus is how they do it. Learn how to use command line tools to manually connect to the D-Bus and start scripting your graphical desktop components through D-Bus calls from shell scripts



  • Linux
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