capture screen

Tim Chase blinux.list at
Sun Mar 5 13:59:31 UTC 2006

> How do I capture the information on the screen to a file
> please? I have Linux 2.6 and Fedora 2 with speakup.

In addition to the other ideas folks have tossed out here,
as long as your user has permissions to read the device
/dev/vcs# (where the "#" is the number of the virtual
console you're working on...usually #1), you can just treat
it as a file:

	cat /dev/vcs1 > dump.txt

If you want the screen's attributes too, you can access

It might require some reformatting, but it's an easy way to
treat the screen as a file.


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