Screenshots from the console with Scrot

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Article from Issue 80/2007
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Scrot helps users grab screenshots conveniently and quickly at the command line.

Linux users often rely on screenshots to document the state of their desktops. Most distros include some kind of GUI-based screenshot tool, such as Ksnapshot, Gimp, or Gnome-Screenshot, but some users prefer
to generate quick shots from the console. An alternative screenshot utility called Scrot [1] runs from the command line. Scrot offers some features the GUI-based programs don’t provide, such as automatic thumbnail generation and the ability to compress images.

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