scrot - capture a screenshot using imlib2

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NAME
scrot - capture a screenshot using imlib2

SYNOPSIS
scrot [options] [file]

DESCRIPTION
scrot is a screen capture utility using the imlib2 library to aquire
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 direc‐
tory.

OPTIONS
-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.

SPECIAL STRINGS
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 interpretted by strf‐
time(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)

EXAMPLE
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.

BUGS
None known.

LICENSE
Copyright Tom Gilbert 2000

Permission is hereby granted, free of charge, to any person obtaining a
copy of this software and associated documentation files (the "Soft‐
ware"), to deal in the Software without restriction, including without
limitation the rights to use, copy, modify, merge, publish, distribute,
sublicense, and/or sell copies of the Software, and to permit persons
to whom the Software is furnished to do so, subject to the following
conditions:

The above copyright notice and this permission notice shall be included
in all copies of the Software, its documentation and marketing & pub‐
licity materials, and acknowledgment shall be given in the documenta‐
tion, materials and software packages that this Software was used.

THE SOFTWARE IS PROVIDED "AS IS", WITHOUT WARRANTY OF ANY KIND, EXPRESS
OR IMPLIED, INCLUDING BUT NOT LIMITED TO THE WARRANTIES OF MER‐
CHANTABILITY, FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE AND NONINFRINGEMENT. IN
NO EVENT SHALL THE AUTHORS BE LIABLE FOR ANY CLAIM, DAMAGES OR OTHER
LIABILITY, WHETHER IN AN ACTION OF CONTRACT, TORT OR OTHERWISE, ARISING
FROM, OUT OF OR IN CONNECTION WITH THE SOFTWARE OR THE USE OR OTHER
DEALINGS IN THE SOFTWARE.

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Oct 26, 2000 scrot(1)