Minimalist screenshot capture and screen recording program inspired by scrot.
Linux screen capture and screen recording program inspired by scrot.
Because scrot has glitches when selection is used in refreshing windows
window screenshot(click to select)
screenshot by xid
store the image to the clipboard
usage: escrotum [-h] [-v] [-s] [-x XID] [-d DELAY] [--selection-delay SELECTION_DELAY] [-c] [-C] [-e COMMAND] [-r] [FILENAME] positional arguments: FILENAME image filename, default is %Y-%m-%d-%H%M%S_$wx$h_escrotum.png optional arguments: -h, --help show this help message and exit -v, --version output version information and exit -s, --select interactively choose a window or rectangle with the mouse, cancels with Esc or Right Click -x XID, --xid XID take a screenshot of the xid window -d DELAY, --delay DELAY wait DELAY seconds before taking a shot --selection-delay SELECTION_DELAY delay in milliseconds between selection/screenshot -c, --countdown show a countdown before taking the shot (requires delay) -C, --clipboard store the image on the clipboard -e COMMAND, --exec COMMAND run the command after the image is taken -r, --record screen recording. Alt+Ctrl+s to stop the recording SPECIAL STRINGS Both the --exec and filename parameters can take format specifiers that are expanded by escrotum 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 escrotum and are prefixed by '$' The following specifiers are recognised: $f image path/filename (ignored when used in the filename) $w image width $h image height Example: escrotum '%Y-%m-%d-%H%M%S_$wx$h_escrotum.png' Creates a file called something like 2013-06-17-082335_263x738_escrotum.png EXIT STATUS CODES 1 can't get the window by xid 2 invalid pixbuf 3 can't save the image 4 user canceled selection 5 can't grab the mouse 6 error with ffmpeg
on archlinux, install with your favorite aur manager, ie. yay -S escrotum-git
with pip, pip install escrotum
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