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NAME

       scrot - command line screen capture utility

SYNOPSIS

       scrot [options] [file]

DESCRIPTION

       scrot  (SCReenshOT)  is  a  simple command line screen capture utility that uses imlib2 to
       grab and save images. Multiple image formats are supported through imlib2's dynamic  saver
       modules.

       Some features of the scrot:

              ·  support to multiple image formats (JPG, PNG, GIF, etc.).

              ·  optimization of the screen shots image quality.

              ·  capture  a  specific window or a rectangular area on the screen with the help of
                 switch.

       scrot also can be used to monitor a desktop PC  in  admin  absent  and  register  unwanted
       activities.

OPTIONS

       -h, --help
              Display help output and exit.

       -v, --version
              Output version information and exit.

       -a, --autoselect
              Non-interactively choose a rectangle of x,y,w,h.

       -b, --border
              When selecting a window, grab wm border too.

       -c, --count
              Display a countdown when used with delay.

       -d, --delay NUM
              Wait NUM seconds before taking a shot.

       -e, --exec APP
              Exec APP on the saved image.

       -q, --quality NUM
              Image   quality  (1-100)  high value means high size, low compression. Default: 75.
              (Effect differs depending on file format chosen).

       -m, --multidisp
              For multiple heads, grab shot from each and join them together.

       -s, --select
              Interactively select a window or rectangle with the mouse.  See -l and -f options.

       -l, --line
              Indicates the style of the line when the -s option is used.  See SELECTION STYLE.

       -f, --freeze
              Freeze the screen when the -s option is used.

       -u, --focused
              Use the currently focused window.

       -t, --thumb NUM|GEOM
              Generate thumbnail too. NUM  is  the  percentage  of  the  original  size  for  the
              thumbnail to be. Alternatively, a GEOMetry can be specified, example: 300x200

       -z, --silent
              Prevent beeping.

       -p, --pointer
              Capture the mouse pointer.

       -o, --overwrite
              By default scrot does not overwrite the files, use this option to allow it.

       -n, --note
              Draw a text note. See NOTE FORMAT.

SPECIAL STRINGS

       Both  the  --exec  and filename parameters can take format specifiers that are expanded by
       scrot when encountered. There are two types of format specifier.  Characters preceded by a
       '%'  are  interpreted  by strftime(2). See man strftime for examples. These options may be
       used to refer to the current date and time. The second kind are internal to scrot and  are
       prefixed by '$' The following specifiers are recognised:

           $a  hostname
           $f  image path/filename (ignored when used in the filename)
           $m  thumb image path/filename (ignored when used in the filename)
           $n  image name (ignored when used in the filename)
           $s  image size (bytes) (ignored when used in the filename)
           $p  image pixel size
           $w  image width
           $h  image height
           $t  image format (ignored when used in the filename)
           $$  print a literal '$'
           \n  print a newline (ignored when used in the filename)

       Example:

           scrot '%Y-%m-%d_$wx$h.png' -e 'mv $f ~/shots/'

       This  would  create  a  file called something like 2000-10-30_2560x1024.png and move it to
       your shots directory.

SELECTION STYLE

       When using --select you can indicate the style of the line with --line.

       The following specifiers are recognised:

           style=(solid,dash),width=(range 1 to 8)

       The default style is:

           style=solid,width=1

       Example:

           scrot --line style=dash,width=3 --select

NOTE FORMAT

       The following specifiers are recognised for the option --note:

           -f 'FontName/size'
           -t 'text'
           -x position (optional)
           -y position (optional)
           -c color(RGBA) (optional)
           -a angle (optional)

       Example:

           scrot --note "-f '/usr/share/fonts/TTF/DroidSans-Bold/40' -x 10 -y 20 -c 255,0,0,255 -t 'Hi'"

AUTHOR

       scrot was originally developed  by  Tom  Gilbert  under  MIT-advertising  license  and  is
       maintained by some people.

       Currently,     source     code     and     newer     versions     are     available     at
       https://github.com/resurrecting-open-source-projects/scrot