gnome-panel-screenshot: Solaris/Linux screenshot tool hard to find

I couldn't remember its name, though I just used it a couple months ago. All I know is the name starts with gnome-something.  So I typed gnome-s and TAB to autocomplete the command.  I should be able to choose from possible matches like gnome-screenshot, gnome-snapshot, or gnome-Silly-Silly-name.  The actual matches are:

gnome-search-tool        gnome-session-remove     gnome-sound-recorder
gnome_segv                 gnome-session-save     gnome-system-monitor
gnome-session              gnome-smproxy
gnome-session-properties   gnome-sound-properties

I then googled, but nothing revelant in the first-page results.

Finally, I nailed it down with:

/usr/bin > ll \*screen\*
-rwxr-xr-x  1 root  36268 Nov 26  2004 gnome-panel-screenshot\*
-rwxr-xr-x  1 root    988 Nov 20  2004 screensaver-properties-capplet\*
-rwxr-xr-x  1 root   5001 Nov 20  2004 xscreensaver.kss\*
-rwxr-xr-x  1 root 324440 Sep 11  2004 screen\*

To run this screenshot tool:

 / > gnome-panel-screenshot --help

 / > gnome-panel-screenshot --window --delay 10

  --window                       Grab a window instead of the entire screen
  --delay=INT                    Take screenshot after specified delay [in seconds]

Finally, I used an easy-to-find Gimp (graphics editing/retcouh tool) to finish up my screenshots.  Unless I use gnome-panel-screenshot everyday, I'm sure I will soon forget its name.

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Comments:

.. eeh.. I just press the <prtscn> button on my keyboard .. ?

Posted by mrx on March 24, 2006 at 02:09 AM EST #

I just press the [Print Screen] key on my keyboard to get JDS3 to capture a screen print.

Posted by Gary Mills on March 24, 2006 at 02:11 AM EST #

Thanks for the suggestions. I even worked through vnc on the remote Solaris 10 sparc. Before I only used this key in my pc. I will check if Sun's workstation keyboard has this key.

Posted by chengfang on March 24, 2006 at 02:22 AM EST #

Hi,

Can anybody help me ? I want to know the command or option for capturing snapshot and saving it with a name automatically. I used gnome-panel-screenshot --delay=INT but it couldn't save the screenshot automatically and wait for user response. Please let me know if anybody know this.

Posted by Chinmaya on February 05, 2009 at 12:08 AM EST #

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