easy screen dumps?

Lowell Gilbert freebsd-questions-local at be-well.no-ip.com
Mon Aug 4 13:01:00 PDT 2003

stan <stanb at panix.com> writes:

> I need a few screen dumps to include in a bit of documentation for some of
> my FreeBSD systems. 
> Sugestions as to an easy way to get these from my X sesion would be
> appreciated.
> I have used xgrab in the past, but while the port builds, and the front end
> runs fine, the back end (xgrabsc) just core dumps on a recent STABLE build
> :-(
> I'm remebering xwd, but i cna remeber how to convert it's, output to
> something useful.

xwud(1) can use it directly, and there are various options for
converting it into something else; I've used xwdtopnm(1), from the
netpbm port, for example, although I usually have xv installed, so I
usually use that for screen grabs.

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