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I am trying to write a group of bashscripts to launch a set of applications on different workspaces. Reason being so that I can for example set up a script that launches all my dev related applications on the workspaces I usually put them on.

I am looking for a command like

ws -2 foo

Which would launch the foo application on workspace 2

I tried looking through google but to no avail. Any suggestions?

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Some window managers can do this, do you have a particular WM in mind or are you looking for a WM-agnostic solution? – AnonymousLurker Jul 28 '12 at 23:02

Devil's Pie will allow you to specify rules to move application windows to different workspaces.

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