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Re: [SLE] bash printscreen key?
  • From: Michael W Cocke <cocke@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Sat, 29 Apr 2006 16:49:56 -0400
  • Message-id: <r6k752hnc4ch03q712smmbaqtde0qsh5gv@xxxxxxx>
On Sat, 29 Apr 2006 13:24:29 +0200, you wrote:

>Fri, 28 Apr 2006, by cocke@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx:
>> The answer to this is probably in front of me, but it's been a long
>> day...
>> I have a SuSE 9.3 system, no x-windows, just a bash console. I want
>> to be able to hit the printscreen key and get a hardcopy of the screen
>> contents - no graphics, just text (there is some color, which I don't
>> need).
>> P.S. It doesn't HAVE to be the printscreen key - I don't care if it's
>> the fred key - just let me get a hardcopy.
>Look at vcs(4)
> /dev/vcs0 is a character device with major number 7 and minor number 0,
> usually of mode 0644 and owner root.tty. It refers to the memory of
> the currently displayed virtual console terminal.
> You may do a screendump on vt3 by switching to vt1 and typing cat
> /dev/vcs3 >foo. Note that the output does not contain newline charac-
> ters, so some processing may be required, like in fold -w 81 /dev/vcs3
> | lpr or (horrors) setterm -dump 3 -file /proc/self/fd/1.

Fantastic Theo, thanks! And whoever it was that wondered what I was
trying to capture - it varies, but most commonly fdisk, top, or error

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