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In linux (Ubuntu 10.04) is there a command line way to tell a program to preform an action? Let's say, for example, tell pid 12345 to execute "Ctrl+S" without stealing focus from my current window?

I don't think what I'm looking for is a "macro" because I want it to be executed in the background.

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Here is a previous answer that may help: Adobe's answer to 'What do you use for linux keyboard macros?'

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It's indeed a macro usage, since I cannot send a command to a window without first bringing it to focus. –  Mikhail Dec 22 '11 at 19:27

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