Scrot: A Command Line Tool to Take Desktop/Server Screenshots Automatically in Linux

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7 Responses

  1. Stanley C says:

    How does linux ubuntu show dual screens?

  2. anil says:


    How we can take the screenshoot of any particular website like google or any monitoring tool like backuppc.


  3. Arindam says:

    Scrot is great for taking screenshots of a window without the title and borders:

    $ scrot -s

    And for those who want the window with the title and borders:

    $ scrot -b -s

    Great program.

  4. Vishal Kumar says:

    It will be a major pain in the neck if you do not do the following before installing scrot on centos using the mentioned script to install from source.
    First enable Repoforge on CentOS:
    Then do $ sudo yum install giblib-devel

    Otherwise it will keep giving an error The giblib-config script installed by giblib could not be found

  5. Narendra says:

    Great work…

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