I am looking for a new maintainer of devilspie2 - if you are interested, please contact me at
andreas (at) ronnquist (dot) net

Welcome to Devilspie2!

Devilspie2 is a window matching utility, allowing the user to perform scripted actions on windows as they are created. For example you can script a terminal program to always be positioned at a specific screen position, or position a window on a specific workspace. The code is free software, released under the GPL3 license and is availible in a git repository on savannah.

Devilspie2 is based on the program Devilspie by Ross Burton. The difference is that Devilspie2 has replaced the symbolic expressions of the original with a LUA interpreter, making it much easier to maintain and extend.

Please note that the rules of Devilspie2 is not compatible with the symbolic expressions of the original Devilspie.

Also see the latest version of the complete README and the manual (WIP).


This program is free software: you can redistribute it and/or modify it under the terms of the GNU General Public License as published by the Free Software Foundation, either version 3 of the License, or (at your option) any later version. This program is distributed in the hope that it will be useful, but without any warranty. See the GNU General Public License for more details.


The following downloads are available:

Current version: devilspie2_0.43-src.tar.gz [md5sum] [gpgsig]

Older versions available here.

Development is done on savannah, so check out the git repository on savannah, as well as the bug tracker and other stuff in the project page.

If you are using Debian you can download Devilspie2 using your preferred package manager. For package information see this page.

For details on how to use those md5sum files, see md5sum.txt.


Devilspie2 is now translatable using gettext. If you would like to see it in your language, please provide me with a translated po-file. I have provided a Swedish translation myself.

See the file README.translators in the tar.gz for more information on how to provide a translation.

A big thanks to all you guys who provide translations - It is greatly appreciated.


There is a mailinglist for discussions related to Devilspie2, see and join! You dont need to join to be able to post, just send a mail to

For issues and bugs, please use the bugtracker on savannah for devilspie2. To browse reported bugs, see this link.

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