How to use Scrot to Take Screenshots

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  1. 1. Basic Info
    1. 1.1. Example Usage
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If you are needing to take screenshots, good news scrot is easy to use.

Basic Info

scrot is a minimalist command line screenshot/screencapture application.

It should come pre-installed with the Raspberry Pi Debian OS.

Example Usage

  1. Execute the following command to initiate a screenshot after a 5 second delay,
  • scrot -d 5
  1. The resulting screenshot should be saved as PNG format and should be saved in the same directory the command was executed from.