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marble_pid="$(pidof marble)"
 
marble_pid="$(pidof marble)"
 
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Then you can pass this PID to the actual qdbus call
 
Then you can pass this PID to the actual qdbus call
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qdbus org.kde.marble-$marble_pid /MarbleWidget
 
qdbus org.kde.marble-$marble_pid /MarbleWidget
 
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This call returns a list of all the methods that MarbleWidget supports.
 
This call returns a list of all the methods that MarbleWidget supports.
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qdbus org.kde.marble-$marble_pid /MarbleWidget org.kde.MarbleWidget.zoomIn
 
qdbus org.kde.marble-$marble_pid /MarbleWidget org.kde.MarbleWidget.zoomIn
 
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to zoom into the map. Note that for function calls you shouldn't pass the brackets "()".
 
to zoom into the map. Note that for function calls you shouldn't pass the brackets "()".

Revision as of 17:39, 11 February 2009

Scripting Marble from the shell using D-BUS

MarbleWidget and MarbleMap provide their full amount of methods as a D-BUS Interface. Therefore you can easily create a shell-script to control Marble using the qdbus command line tool.

Before you start you need to find out the PID of the Marble process: In your script you can do it like this.

marble_pid="$(pidof marble)"


Then you can pass this PID to the actual qdbus call

qdbus org.kde.marble-$marble_pid /MarbleWidget


This call returns a list of all the methods that MarbleWidget supports. From this list you can choose the one that you'd like to call, e.g.

qdbus org.kde.marble-$marble_pid /MarbleWidget org.kde.MarbleWidget.zoomIn


to zoom into the map. Note that for function calls you shouldn't pass the brackets "()".

As a convenient tool you can use qdbusviewer to get a graphical list of the interfaces and methods that get provided through D-BUS.


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