On Fri, 4 Jun 2004 11:23:13 -0500
"Andrew L. Gould" <[EMAIL PROTECTED]> wrote:
> How can I make a screenshot of what's on my monitor? (I searched the
> archives unsuccessfully for "screenshot".)
> I'm running FreeBSD 4.10.
Everyone so far has mentioned mostly screenshots within XFree86 so
I'll mention a method for console mode.
>From "man vidcontrol":
The following command will capture the contents of the first
virtual terminal, and redirect the output to the shot.scr file:
vidcontrol -p < /dev/ttyv0 > shot.scr
The following command will dump contents of the fourth virtual
terminal to the standard output in the human readable format:
vidcontrol -P < /dev/ttyv3
The .scr images can be manipulated with textproc/scr2txt and
graphics/scr2png. The man pages for both describe their usage.
These are the tools that are used to produce the screenshots of
the console and Sysinstall in the Handbook.
For screenshots in XFree86, I find that graphics/xv does the job
quite nicely without a lot of fuss.
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