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It seems to be extremely difficult to install xdotool
on CentOS because of it's requirements. such as

yum groupinstall 'Development Tools' -y
yum install libXi-devel libXtst-devel libXinerama-devel -y

the top one especially is difficult to move to a folder and install locally. ( without internet ). ( for extra speed ).

Currently I have to run those two commands and then I have to run these in order to install xdotool on CentOS Linux.

cat > /etc/ld.so.conf << "EOF"
/usr/local/lib
EOF
# rm -rf xdotool-2.20110530.1
# tar -xvf xdot*
cd xdot*
make install

I tried adding epel and rpmforge repos to my yum and then I searched for xdotool nothing was found.

I was wondering if there is a known rpm version so that installing it would be simple on CentOS Linux.

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What version of CentOS are you running? I found a CentOS 6 RPM for it: pkgs.org/centos-6-rhel-6/nux-dextop-i386/… –  Joel Davis Sep 4 '13 at 1:55

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Looking closer into it. It looks like xdotool is provided by the nux dextop repository:

[root@nctirlwb07 ~]# yum info xdotool
Loaded plugins: product-id, rhnplugin, subscription-manager
This system is not registered to Red Hat Subscription Management. You can use subscription-manager to register.
This system is receiving updates from RHN Classic or RHN Satellite.
Available Packages
Name        : xdotool
Arch        : x86_64
Epoch       : 1
Version     : 2.20110530.1
Release     : 4.el6.nux
Size        : 44 k
Repo        : nux-dextop
Summary     : Fake keyboard/mouse input
URL         : http://www.semicomplete.com/projects/xdotool/
License     : BSD
Description : This tool lets you programmatically (or manually) simulate
            : keyboard input and mouse activity, move and re-size windows, etc.
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