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Old 07-31-2017, 05:50 PM   #1
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How to record hidden windows?


The tool byzanz which a CLI screen recorder utility, has an option to record from multiple displays via byzanz --display=DISPLAY.. Where DISPLAY I believe would be :0, or something.. Anyways I would like to record watch -d=cumulative w; who, but without staying on the screen that's being recorded.. Does anyone know if this is possible? With what I briefly detailed about byzanz, does it sound like it can do that?

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Old 07-31-2017, 09:09 PM   #2
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Never tried it but if you have for example a screen 0 and screen 1 you should be able to start the program in screen 1 and go back to screen 0 and do whatever you want normally.

(If I understand the question)


Might be other ways to save command output that you wish to record.
 
Old 08-01-2017, 09:49 AM   #3
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Yeah I assumed I could do that but I don't have their luxury of two monitors, this is for my laptop.. I already made a little script to loop the commands and output them in one file, then again 5 seconds later in another file.. Then I can vimdiff file1 and file2 to see if there was any differences.. But using watch -d=cumulative with a recorder is more elegant I think...

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Old 08-01-2017, 03:08 PM   #4
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Don't believe you need two displays. Virtual screens should work and there is a confusing named program called screens.

Sounds like you have it working anyway.
 
  


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