capture a screenshot using imlib2
scrot [options] [file]
scrot is a screen capture utility using the imlib2 library to acquire and save images. scrot has a few options, detailed below. Specify [file] as the filename to save the screenshot to. If [file] is not specified, a date-stamped file will be dropped in the current directory.
- -h, --help
- display help output and exit.
- -v, --version
- output version information and exit.
- -b, --border
- When selecting a window, grab wm border too
- -c, --count
- Display a countdown when used with delay.
- -d, --delay NUM
- Wait NUM seconds before taking a shot.
- -e, --exec APP
- Exec APP on the saved image.
- -q, --quality NUM
- Image quality (1-100) high value means high size, low compression. Default: 75. (Effect differs depending on file format chosen).
- -m, --multidisp
- For multiple heads, grab shot from each and join them together.
- -s, --select
- Interactively select a window or rectangle with the mouse.
- -u, --focused
- Use the currently focused window.
- -t, --thumb NUM
- generate thumbnail too. NUM is the percentage of the original size for the thumbnail to be.
- -z, --silent
- prevent beeping.
Both the --exec and filename parameters can take format specifiers that are expanded by scrot when encountered. There are two types of format specifier. Characters preceded by a '%' are interpreted by strftime(2). See man strftime for examples. These options may be used to refer to the current date and time. The second kind are internal to scrot and are prefixed by '$' The following specifiers are recognised:
$f image path/filename (ignored when used in the filename) $n image name (ignored when used in the filename) $s image size (bytes) (ignored when used in the filename) $p image pixel size $w image width $h image height $t image format $$ prints a literal '$'
\n prints a newline (ignored when used in the filename)
scrot '%Y-%m-%d_$wx$h.png' -e 'mv $f ~/shots/' This would create a file called something like 2000-10-30_2560x1024.png and move it to your shots directory.
Copyright Tom Gilbert 2000
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