Skip to main content

Small utility that translates a shared screenshot url into a markdown-ready *.png url. Works with dropbox, screencloud, and others.

Project description

If you’ve installed as a command line utility, simply type copyscreen at the command prompt to fetch the actual image file from the link that is currently in your clipboard (or, alternatively, pass the link directly as an argument (copyscreen http://dropbox.screenshotaddress.com?dl=0).

If you are using python, use this module to quickly convert_clipboard() to a downloadable link.

In the background, this simply accesses the page linked by the screenshot-sharing utility using requests, parses it with BeautifulSoup, finds the first link that ends in png using regex, and copies that to the clipboard using pyperclip.

Installation

Python Module

pip install copysc

or

$ git clone https://github.com/rv816/copysc.git
$ cd copysc
$ python setup.py install

Command Line Utility

Mac

$ export copyscpath=$(python -c 'import copysc; print(copysc.__path__[0])')
$ sudo chmod 755 $copyscpath/copyscreen.py
$ ln -s $copyscpath/copyscreen.py $copyscpath/copyscreen
$ echo export PATH=$PATH:$copyscpath >> ~/.bash_profile

Note: If symlink already exists (at step 3: ln -s ….), then just move on to next step. I’ve tried to configure the installer to install the symlink, but that’s still in alpha and may not work.

Linux

$ export copyscpath=$(python -c 'import copysc; print(copysc.__path__[0])')
$ sudo chmod 755 $copyscpath/copyscreen.py
$ ln -s $copyscpath/copyscreen.py $copyscpath/copyscreen
$ echo export PATH=$PATH:$copyscpath >> ~/.bashrc

Note: If symlink already exists (at step 3: ln -s ….), then just move on to next step. I’ve tried to configure the installer to install the symlink, but that’s still in alpha and may not work.

You may also need to install a clipboard drivers to enable pyperclip to interact with your X clipboard.

$ sudo apt-get install xclip
$ sudo apt-get install xsel

Windows

Install Linux or buy a Mac and see above.

Forgive my rudeness. I’m sure it’s possible, but I don’t have the faintest idea how Windows works My hunch is that the below instructions might be helpful:

  1. Find out the absolute path of the module as follows: C:\>python -c 'import copysc; print(copysc.__path__[0])'
  2. Copy that path and add it to your PATH variable on windows.

Usage:

From the command line:

$ copyscreen

or

$ copyscreen http://screencloud.net/v/zOk6

As python module:

from copysc.copyscreen import convert_clipboard
convert_clipboard()

OR…you can feed it a link directly

from copysc.copyscreen import convert_clipboard
convert_clipboard(link= 'https://www.dropbox.com/s/wg24eyirfaqrbnw/Screenshot%202014-10-17%2018.06.22.png?dl=0')

Project details


Download files

Download the file for your platform. If you're not sure which to choose, learn more about installing packages.

Files for copysc, version 0.3.0
Filename, size File type Python version Upload date Hashes
Filename, size copysc-0.3.0-py3-none-any.whl (5.4 kB) File type Wheel Python version py3 Upload date Hashes View hashes
Filename, size copysc-0.3.0.tar.gz (3.7 kB) File type Source Python version None Upload date Hashes View hashes

Supported by

Elastic Elastic Search Pingdom Pingdom Monitoring Google Google BigQuery Sentry Sentry Error logging AWS AWS Cloud computing DataDog DataDog Monitoring Fastly Fastly CDN SignalFx SignalFx Supporter DigiCert DigiCert EV certificate StatusPage StatusPage Status page