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Tuesday, October 7, 2008

Screenshots at the commandline

Making a screenshot in X is easy - GNOME has the Print Screen option, and there's always the scrot application.

But how to make a screenshot without X, when just working in the console?

Everything in the console is displayed in the framebuffer, and fbgrab enables you to make a screenshot of this.

Usage is easy, just:

fbgrab filename.png

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