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15.0 > 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 some systems, it takes several
seconds to dump a 1920x1080x32 framebuffer. Be patient. Or use fbcat

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


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

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

(the SlackBuild does not include the source)

Validated for Slackware 15.0

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

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