Provided by: slop_7.4-1build2_amd64
slop - select operation
slop [-klqn] [OPTIONS]
slop is an application that queries for a selection from the user and prints the region to stdout. It grabs the mouse and turns it into a crosshair, lets the user click and drag to make a selection (or click on a window) while drawing a pretty box around it, then finally prints the selection's dimensions to stdout.
-h, --help Print help and exit. -v, --version Print version and exit. -x, --xdisplay=hostname:number.screen_number Sets the xdisplay to use. -b, --bordersize=FLOAT Sets the selection rectangle's thickness. -p, --padding=FLOAT Sets the padding size for the selection, this can be negative. -t, --tolerance=FLOAT How far in pixels the mouse can move after clicking, and still be detected as a normal click instead of a click-and-drag. Setting this to 0 will disable window selections. Alternatively setting it to 9999999 would force a window selection. -c, --color=FLOAT,FLOAT,FLOAT,FLOAT Sets the selection rectangle's color. Supports RGB or RGBA input. Depending on the system's window manager/OpenGL support, the opacity may be ignored. -r, --shader=STRING This sets the vertex shader, and fragment shader combo to use when drawing the final framebuffer to the screen. This obviously only works when OpenGL is enabled. The shaders are loaded from ~/.config/slop. See https://github.com/naelstrof/slop for more information on how to create your own shaders. -f, --format=STRING Sets the output format for slop. Format specifiers are %x (x offset), %y (y offset), %w (width), %h (height), %i (window id), %c (1 if cancelled, 0 otherwise), %g (geometry - `%wx%h+%x+%y'), and %% for a literal percent sign. -n, --nodecorations=INT Sets the level of aggressiveness when trying to remove window decorations. `0' is off, `1' will try lightly to remove decorations, and `2' will recursively descend into the root tree until it gets the deepest available visible child under the mouse. Defaults to `0'. Supplying slop with just `-n` is equivalent to supplying `-n1`. -l, --highlight Instead of outlining a selection, slop will highlight it instead. This is particularly useful if the color is set to an opacity lower than 1. -q, --quiet Disable any unnecessary cerr output. Any warnings simply won't print. -k, --nokeyboard Disables the ability to cancel selections with the keyboard. -o, --noopengl Disables graphics acceleration. Might be useful if you get rendering bugs.
To emulate a windows XP selection, you can use something like this: slop --highlight --tolerance=0 --color=0.3,0.4,0.6,0.4 In order to avoid using eval(1) in your scripts (pretty big security issue), you can use slop like this instead: read -r X Y W H G ID < <(slop -f "%x %y %w %h %g %i")
No known bugs.
Dalton Nell (firstname.lastname@example.org)