Section: User Commands (1)
Updated: Oct 26, 2000
scrot - Screen capture using imlib2
scrot [options] [file]
is a screen capture utility using the
library to aquire and save images.
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
- -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.
- -t, --thumb NUM
generate thumbnail too. NUM is the percentage of the original size for the
thumbnail to be.
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 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 '$'
The following specifiers are recognised:
image path/filename (ignored when used in the filename)
image name (ignored when used in the filename)
image size (bytes) (ignored when used in the filename)
image pixel size
prints a literal '$'
\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.
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