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May 19, 2015 - A Look At The New Commandlinefu
I've put together a short writeup on what kind of newness you can expect from the next iteration of clfu. Check it out here.
March 2, 2015 - New Management
I'm Jon, I'll be maintaining and improving clfu. Thanks to David for building such a great resource!

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Psst. Open beta.

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:

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create an screenshot, upload it to your server via scp and then open that screenshot in firefox

Terminal - create an screenshot, upload it to your server via scp and then open that screenshot in firefox
FILE="`date +%m%d%H%M%S`.png"; URL="http://YOUR_HOST/YOUR/PATH/$FILE"; TMP="/tmp/$FILE"; import -frame $TMP; scp $TMP [email protected]:/YOUR/PATH/; rm $TMP; firefox "$URL"
2009-02-21 18:42:33
User: TheBunman
Functions: rm scp
create an screenshot, upload it to your server via scp and then open that screenshot in firefox

I often need to send screenshots to other people to explain settings and whatever.

So I created this oneline which I use to create the screenshot with imagemagik, upload it via scp to my server and then the command opens an firefox tab with the screenshot.

The screenshot can be a region or a window.

You just have to replace the parts beginning with YOUR.


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scrot 'screenhot_%Y%m%d.png' -e 'scp $f [email protected]:/path'
Comment by int9h 400 weeks and 1 day ago

topng /dev/screen > /n/host/path

the plan9 way

Comment by maht 400 weeks and 1 day ago

@manuw: you make only one screenshot per day ^^

and it is a pain in the ass to puzzle the url by hand together

Comment by TheBunman 400 weeks and 1 day ago

@TheBunman: Whats the problem?

change screenhot_%Y%m%d.png in you fav. format. (e.g. %s = timestamp)

and -e 'scp $f host:/path; firefox http://host/path/$f'

scrot '%s.png' -e 'scp $f host:/path; firefox http://host/path/$f'


Comment by int9h 400 weeks and 1 day ago

Your point of view

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