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 YOUR-USER@YOUR-HOST:/YOUR/PATH/; rm $TMP; firefox "$URL"
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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By: TheBunman
2009-02-21 18:42:33

What Others Think

;) scrot 'screenhot_%Y%m%d.png' -e 'scp $f user@hostname:/path'
int9h · 538 weeks and 2 days ago
topng /dev/screen > /n/host/path the plan9 way
maht · 538 weeks and 2 days ago
@manuw: you make only one screenshot per day ^^ and it is a pain in the ass to puzzle the url by hand together
TheBunman · 538 weeks and 2 days 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' ;)
int9h · 538 weeks and 2 days ago

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Any thoughts on this command? Does it work on your machine? Can you do the same thing with only 14 characters?

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