Re: screenshot in xfree86
> On Thu, 2 Oct 1997, Aaron Walker wrote:
> > Does anyone know how to take a screenshot of the X desktop?
> well if you are using the default afterstep rc file hitting F4 will do a
> screenshot of the desktop, this file needs to be converted to another
> graphic format I guess but I know it works (occasionally hit F4 when I want
> to close a window, used winblows too long) with afterstep. For other
> managers I'm not sure, take a look at your manager's rc file.
Nah, just look at xwd (from xbase, I guess), that will dump any window.
(Unfortunately to a rather strange format, that only xv understands).
Or, just look at xv itself, and try the "grab" button.
Oh, and for fun: try this with a friend who's got "xhost +":
xwd -root hostname:0 | xv -
(hostname being your friend's hostname).
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