dcop(1) Console DCOP client


dcop [options] [application [function [arg1] [arg2] ... ] ]


This manual page documents briefly the dcop command.

dcop is a console DCOP (Desktop Communications Protocol) client.


This program follows the usual GNU command line syntax, with long options starting with two dashes (`-'). A summary of options is included below.

Send to all sessions found. Only works with the --user and --all-users options.
Send the same DCOP call to all users with a running DCOP server. Only failed calls to existing DCOP servers will generate an error message. If no DCOP server is available at all, no error will be generated.
Show help about options.
List all active KDE session for a user or all users.
Call DCOP for each line read from stdin.
--session session
Send to the given KDE session. This option can only be used in combination with the --user option.
--user user
Connect to the given user's DCOP server. This option will ignore the values of the environment vars $DCOPSERVER and $ICEAUTHORITY, even if they are set. If the user has more than one open session, you must also use one of the --list-sessions, --session or --all-sessions command-line options.


Return number of the current desktop, e.g. 2

dcop kwin KWinInterface currentDesktop 

Jump to the next dektop

dcop kwin KWinInterface nextDesktop 


This manual page was written by Chris Cheney <[email protected]> for the Debian system (but may be used by others). Permission is granted to copy, distribute and/or modify this document under the terms of the GNU General Public License, Version 2 or any later version published by the Free Software Foundation.

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