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Old 03-26-2005, 12:59 AM   #1
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screenshot of my desktop

Is there any chance of having a sell command that will take a screenshot of my desktop.

Old 03-26-2005, 01:41 AM   #2
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Well, I'm using slackware and Kde, and there is a program called KSnapshot, to do just that.
Old 03-26-2005, 01:52 AM   #3
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try this in the shell:

"Import filename.jpg"

use the mouse to select a window or the entire screen. The file: filename.jpg is saved in the folder you are currently in.

Old 03-26-2005, 02:00 AM   #4
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That's if you've got ImageMagick but you should. And if you don't want to mess with the mouse, you can specify the window, such as with 'import -window root foo'. Check out the man page for the approximately 6 trillion options. Cool program (or suite of them). You can also, of course, create a script specifying the default directory to save to, a timestamped filename, any number of other options, and invoke it with a word. Then bind it to a key with your window manager. Hell of a lot more flexible and less interactive than KSnapshot.

(I'm in KDE at the moment, and missing my icewm script.)


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