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DISPLAY=":0.0" import -window root screenshot.png
The `export` is unnecessary if it's only applicable to the one command.

By: walterl
2010-02-17 13:02:24

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Thanks for this! I've tried, and seemed to work although my question now is how can I deactivate screensaver/power saving when taking the screenshot, because all I'm getting is a black screenshot. Thanks :)
inkel · 631 weeks ago
@inkel Besides something like kill $(ps ax | grep screensaver | grep -v grep | awk '{ print $1 }') I usually just use x11vnc to make the current X session VNC accessible and disable the screensaver via VNC.
walterl · 631 weeks ago
I’ve always used: xwd -root -display 0:0 | convert - `hostname -s`.jpg
clamytoe · 203 weeks ago

What do you think?

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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