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How to write a command that would launch an application or if it was already running, would restore the minimized window?

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The following bash script launch app or activate its window if app is already running:

#!/bin/bash
C=`xdotool search --class $1 | tail -1`
if [ -z "$C" ]
then
    `$1 &`
else
    xdotool windowactivate --sync $C
fi

And then use it on hotkey:

./launch.sh <some_app>

for example:

/path_to_script/launch.sh keepassx
  • Welcome to U/L, and thanks for coming back and posting the solution! – Sparhawk Jan 9 at 3:33

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