command line screen capture utility
  6 reviews

Scrot (SCReenshOT)is a simple command line screen capture utility. It uses imlib2 to grab and save images.

scrot has many useful features: - Support for multiple image formats: JPG, PNG, GIF, and others. - The screenshot's quality is configurable. - It is possible to capture a specific window or a rectangular area on the screen. - Other features.

Because scrot is a command line utility, it can easily be scripted and put to novel uses. For instance, scrot can be used to monitor a desktop PC in absence and register unwanted activities.
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Menard 1 year ago

Try from this /bin/sh -c 'LC_ALL=C scrot --quality 100 ~/Images/$(date +%Y%m%d%H%M%S%1N).jpg' works great

carlharris 2 years ago

I could not get it to launch.

jasont 3 years ago

Bound to keyboard shortcuts and it works great. For example, I bound Alt-PrtSc to capture the active window using "scrot '/tmp/%Y-%m-%d_$wx$h_scrot.png' --focused --exec 'pinta $f'" -- saving the file to /tmp and launching the image in Pinta for tweaking.

SADIK 4 years ago

nice job

KutWrite 5 years ago

No idea how to start it. Typing "scrot" into a terminal does nothing. Scrot is not listed among installed software in the menu.

phlux 10 years ago

Best screenshot tool available for Linux!