Re: Debian 9 Image Magick/display xwd(1) format
- Date: Wed, 28 Feb 2018 22:35:19 -0600
- From: David Wright <deblis@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
- Subject: Re: Debian 9 Image Magick/display xwd(1) format
On Wed 28 Feb 2018 at 19:19:09 (-0800), John Conover wrote: > > With all the mystery issues concerning xwd(1), there is a workable > alternative: > > import jpg:- | display > > verified to work on xfce(1), fvwm(1), on Debian 7, 8, 9, i386, amd64. > > The argument "jpg:" can be any ImageMagick recognized file, (i.e., > gif:, png:, etc.) An alternative I prefer is scrot. I've used it with TIFF and JPEG, but generally prefer PNG. The killer feature that I haven't found in other methods is the delay. This makes it simple to capture a window while you're in the process of, say, opening a menu. A tiny example attached. I drive it with fvwm's buttons, with commands like *MyButtons: (2x1+2+1, Title 'Delay 10', Icon xterm.xpm, Action 'Exec exec myfvwm-scrot-png-delayed.sh &') Cheers, David.
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