Determine program screen size

Olivier Fourdan fourdan at
Sun Mar 28 16:47:00 CEST 2010

On Sun, Mar 28, 2010 at 3:59 PM, houghi <houghi at> wrote:
> How can I determine the size and location of a program on my desktop?
> e.g. I can sometimes run a program with -geometry, but when I resize it,
> how can I find out what the current size and location is for that program?
> I would want to use this in a bash script, so if possible no typing
> involved. I also treid looking for the code for the screenshot
> application, but looking for it gave me a LOT of nice images, but not the
> program itself.
> If possible, I would adapt that to not take screenshots, but video
> capture.
> Yes, I am aware that there are video capture programs out there. I just
> would like to learn something.

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