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open a screenshot of a remote desktop via ssh

Terminal - open a screenshot of a remote desktop via ssh
xloadimage <(ssh [email protected] DISPLAY=:0.0 import -window root png:-)
2012-03-02 23:01:44
User: brejktru
Functions: ssh
open a screenshot of a remote desktop via ssh

standard image viewers do not seem to be able to open a FIFO file. xloadimage was the first one i've stumbled upon that can handle this.


There are 3 alternatives - vote for the best!

Terminal - Alternatives
ssh [email protected] "ffmpeg -f x11grab -s 1920x1080 -i :0 -r 1 -t 1 -f mjpeg -" | display
2012-05-01 04:45:15
User: buhrietoe
Functions: ssh

More stealthy ffmpeg method. The imagemagick 'import' method causes a system beep.

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Nice. You can perform the same trick with "display" from the ImageMagick tools.

display <(ssh [email protected] DISPLAY=:0.0 import -window root png:-)
Comment by flatcap 315 weeks and 5 days ago
ssh [email protected] DISPLAY=:0 import -window root png:- | display

This way works if you dont have password-less ssh logins and need to input the password.

Comment by SQUIIDUX 315 weeks and 4 days ago

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