change which program user is looking at

Adeola Awoyemi adeola at
Tue Oct 21 14:43:45 BST 2008

On 21 Oct 2008, at 14:38, Denny wrote:

> On Tue, 2008-10-21 at 06:31 -0700, HermannJens at wrote:
>> On Oct 21, 2008 3:23pm, Denny < at> wrote:
>>> On Tue, 2008-10-21 at 15:10 +0200, Hermann Ingjaldsson wrote:
>>>> How do i change (in code) which program the user is looking at?
>>> print "Please look at a different program now.\n";
>> (:
>> no then the user has to do it himself.
>> is there no way of doing whatever the user can do... through code?
> Sometimes.  I'm not really sure what your original question is asking
> though - do you mean changing which application has focus in a desktop
> environment, or changing which program is running on a command line,  
> or
> something else?
> It sounds like you might want to script the window manager or desktop
> environment - that's going to work differently on each WM/DE  
> combination
> - consult the WM and DE docs for initial info, see if they have Perl
> bindings.

I think you want something like:

print "Location: /cgi-bin/foo.cgi\n\n";

But if you mean in the client-side then you want javascript:


Or even with a <meta/> refresh?

The choice is yours.


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