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


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

C=`xdotool search --class $1 | tail -1`
if [ -z "$C" ]
    `$1 &`
    xdotool windowactivate --sync $C

And then use it on hotkey:

./launch.sh <some_app>

for example:

/path_to_script/launch.sh keepassx
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