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Wow, didn't really expect you to read this far down. The latest iteration of the site is in open beta. It's a gentle open beta-- not in prime-time just yet. It's being hosted over at UpGuard (link) and you are more than welcome to give it a shot. Couple things:
Requires you to have password free login to remote host ;)
Requires xclip and notify-send (If you want to put into clipboard and be notified when action is completed).
DATE=$(date +%Y-%m-%d_%H-%M-%S)-$(($(date +%N)/10000000));
HOST="ssh host of your choice";
DEST="destination folder without trailing slash";
URL="URL for file if uploaded to web enabled dir ie.
import -window root png:- | ssh $HOST "cat > $DEST/screenshot_$DATE.png";
echo $URL | xclip; notify-send -u low "Screenshot Taken" "Entire screen.\nCopied to clipboard"
-H suppress Headers
-I Inserts instead of csv
-R to give ; as the row delimeter.
Probably you can concatenate each line with a ; while importing to the db.
when using Gnome or KDE, you will have a hard time getting a screenshot of something like a login screen, or any other screen that occurs before the desktop environment is up and monitoring the printscreen key. (this probably applies for other DEs as well, but I haven't used them)
What this command is meant to do is take a screenshot of an X window using a command you can run from your virtual terminals (actual text terminals, not just an emulator) To do this:
Press CTRL+ALT+F1 to go to a virtual (text) terminal once your login window comes up
Login to the virtual terminal and enter the command (you'll have to type it in)
You should now have a file called screenshot.png in your home directory with your screenshot in it.
For those of you who are new to the virtual terminal thing, you can use CTRL+ALT+F7 to get back to your regular GUI
The `export` is unnecessary if it's only applicable to the one command.
Like the given command, but combines _DISPLAY=":0.0"_ with _export DISPLAY_ to get _export DISPLAY=":0.0"_ and only imports if DISPLAY is set successfully.