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Old 10-08-2003, 03:06 AM   #1
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grab - Simply a useless bash script to take a screen shot; Required command: import

It's my first bash script and felt I should share to someone, since my girlfriend does not seem to care at all about it. It's a usesless /bin/sh script to take a screen shot of your desktop and put the *.jpg in your home directory named grab-year,month & nanosecond. It supports the full screen or manually via drawing a box with your mouse. I only wrote this script to take screens faster, useless otherwise.

Create a file called "grab" insert this code into it:

# grab
# description:
# A simple program to take a quick screen shot
# Required: import (Part of the image magic library)
# By Micxz

mygrab=`which import | tr -d ''`

if [ $mygrab == '' ] ; then
echo ""
echo "I'm Sorry I can't find: /usr/bin/import "
echo "Open this script and change \$mygrab at the top."
echo ""
exit 0

case "$1" in

   echo ""
   RANDTIME=`/bin/date +%Y%m%N | tr -d ' '`
   $mygrab -window root ~/grab-$RANDTIME.jpg
   echo "Full grab done. Look in ~/"
   echo ""

   echo ""
   RANDTIME=`/bin/date +%Y%m%N | tr -d ' '`
   $mygrab ~/grab-manual-$RANDTIME.jpg
   echo "Manual grab done. Look in ~/"
   echo ""


   echo ""
   echo "  USAGE:  grab [command] "
   echo ""
   echo "  COMMANDS:"
   echo "         -f       Grab the entire X server screen."
   echo "         -m       Manually grab the screen with your mouse."
   echo "         -help    Displays this list of options."
   echo ""
   exit 1 ;;

exit 0
chmod 755 grab


Last edited by micxz; 07-11-2009 at 03:42 PM. Reason: removed hostname
Old 10-08-2003, 05:18 PM   #2
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Your script deleted all my mp3s... Just kidding,

Although its task is small, this is a very clean, professional script.
Nice work.

Last edited by jinksys; 10-08-2003 at 05:22 PM.
Old 10-08-2003, 07:59 PM   #3
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Thanks' I'm proud of it.


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