command line screen capture utility


scrot (SCReenshOT)is a simple command line screen capture utility. It uses imlib2 to grab and save images.

scrot has many useful features:
  - Support for multiple image formats: JPG, PNG, GIF, and others.
  - The screenshot's quality is configurable.
  - It is possible to capture a specific window or a rectangular
    area on the screen.
  - Other features.

Because scrot is a command line utility, it can easily be scripted and put to novel uses. For instance, scrot can be used to monitor a desktop PC in absence and register unwanted activities.

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