RE: Screen capture tool for UNIX OS

Subject: RE: Screen capture tool for UNIX OS
From: Paul Goble <pg -at- pgcommunication -dot- com>
To: "TECHWR-L" <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- raycomm -dot- com>
Date: Thu, 22 May 2003 12:02:51 -0600


Rajan asked,

> Can any one suggest a screen capture tool that will work on both Windows
> and UNIX platforms?

I don't know of any single tool that works on both platforms.

Here are some options:
xv (available on most flavors of UNIX, see http://www.trilon.com/xv/)
xgrabsc (available on most flavors of UNIX)
gjet (harder to find, but has nice command-line options)
Use an X client such as Reflection X to display the windows
on your PC, then use any of the fine Windows screen capture
programs. (See the numerous discussions in the techwr-l archives
for suggestions). If you're writing a document on your PC, this
is probably the easiest, if you don't mind the window borders
looking a bit PC-ish.

Paul




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