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Jay, did you get my PM about this? Here's a good page about taking screens from the CLI: How to Take a Screenshot in Linux With the Terminal (ImageMagick) Look ...
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- 10-12-2008 #11
How to Take a Screenshot in Linux With the Terminal (ImageMagick)
Look about halfway down the page. The command is essentially:
sleep 15; import -window root MyScreenshot3.png; gimp MyScreenshot3.png;
- 10-12-2008 #12
Nope... never got a notification about the PM, but I just looked and there it was I'll give this a shot and see if I have any luck!
- 10-12-2008 #13
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- May 2004
- arch linux
Here are some quick commands for you, using of course the import command that I posted above:
import -window root screenshot.png
import -frame frameshot.png
(active area) sleep 3; import screenshot.png (entire screen) sleep 5; import -window root screenshot.png (active window) sleep 3; import -frame frameshot.pngoz
- 10-27-2008 #14
A late after-thought here...
First, I want to thank you guys for all the suggestions!
Oddly enough, I ran into problems with both the GIMP and with ImageMagick. I plan on troubleshooting them on my own, but if you have any suggestions, they would indeed be welcome!
I couldn't use GIMP cuz there was a dependency problem with something called gegl. Version 0.0.20-1 wasn't available.
And as far as ImageMagick (which really looks great!) it just said 'import: command not found'
Using the links provided, though, I did manage to get going with scrot. Which is fine with me for getting a basic screenie, but if I want to crop anything I'm still shafted!
- 10-27-2008 #15
Hmmm. Can't understand why gimp won't install for you. Did you do:
prt-get depinst gimp
- 10-27-2008 #16
Yeah, I tried to install GIMP with depinst as an option. GotCode:
packages where install failed gegl
- 10-27-2008 #17
prt-get depinst -im -if gegl
- 10-27-2008 #18
You were right on the money, Dan!
Footprint mismatch! Now, mind you, I'm not all that sure of what that means yet, so I'll do a bit of Googling in a bit. If nothing seems too flaky about it, I'll try the options you gave in the above post.
- 11-05-2008 #19
Dapper Dan is the man!
After everything else I tried... I shoulda just went with it!prt-get depinst -im -if gegl
Bananas all around!
- 11-05-2008 #20