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Controlling Windows from Command Line?????

I am trying to find out how I can move, activate, resize etc windows (managed by KDE on top of X) from the command line and am at a total loss.

I have looked at dcop, kdcop, KWin and wmctrl.  None seems to work (the main problem being that they do not see all of the open windows – even Firefox is not reported – and won’t act on what they can’t see).  I can find the window IDs well enough (xwininfo etc) but can’t find any way to either send them signals, or have X push them around – and Goggle (what’s that STFI, STFW or GTFW?) has not helped me.  Surely there is some mechanism in X to send these sort of signals to windows?

Thoughts?

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