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K.C. Chan
Trusted Contributor

alt print in text-console

Is there a similar command in Linux to windoze "alt print"? Thanks.
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Tom Ward_1
Honored Contributor

Re: alt print in text-console

Hello K.C.,

Try the script command. It'll capture what you run and the output from it.

For Example:
script mylog
[run your commands]
enter ctrl-D from the command line when you're done.

Check the "mylog" file.
The man page has more details.

If you're running the terms from X windows you can use gimp to take both full and selective screen shots.

Hope this helps,
Tom Ward_1
Honored Contributor

Re: alt print in text-console

And check out the utility "screen". It's a terminal multiplexer and a great utility. It can log sessions, do term "screen shots", it allows detaching your session and picking it back up.

On the down side there are some know vunerabilities that can be expolited. But I believe the most current release (4.0.2) addresses those bugs. A good page for screen is at
There's a good list of features there. It rocks!!


Mic V.
Esteemed Contributor

Re: alt print in text-console

I like the "xv" utility. I've had it for other OSes, but not Linux. xv does screen captures very well in an X11 environment.

This might be a pointer:


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