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14.2 > Misc > fbdump (0.4.2)

fbdump (captures the visible portion of framebuffer to stdout)

fbdump is a simple tool that captures the contents of the visible portion of
the Linux framebuffer device and writes it to the standard output as a PPM
file. In other words, it takes a screenshot of anything running on the
framebuffer. It currently has fairly complete support for packed-pixel
framebuffer types and also works with the VGA16 framebuffer driver.

To get a popular image format, issue a command like:

fbdump | pnmtopng > shot.png

Note: fbdump is rather slow on modern systems with high-resolution
framebuffers at 32-bit color depth. On the maintainer's system, it takes
8 seconds to dump a 1920x1080x32 framebuffer. Be patient.

Maintained by: B. Watson
Keywords: framebuffer,screenshot,virtual terminal
ChangeLog: fbdump

Homepage:
http://www.rcdrummond.net/fbdump/

Source Downloads:
fbdump-0.4.2.tar.gz (85ae97c0800a2caf2b04ad7764e3915b)

Download SlackBuild:
fbdump.tar.gz
fbdump.tar.gz.asc (FAQ)

(the SlackBuild does not include the source)

Validated for Slackware 14.2

See our HOWTO for instructions on how to use the contents of this repository.

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