Take a screenshot of x11 over ssh pipe to view on a mac in one line

ssh user@host.com "DISPLAY=:0.0 import -window root png:-" | open -a /Applications/Preview.app -f
Takes a screenshot of x11 and pipes it over ssh to the preview application on a mac. Requires imagemagick on the server side.

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By: yuumei
2013-04-14 23:52:53

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