command line arg to specify xpos ypos xdim ydim

Asked by efittery on 2010-01-18

I understand that a user can specify an area to capture by using the mouse.

How would you issue a command line statement that passes an argument
to specify an area to capture?

As an example:

shutter 0 0 10 10

would specify to capture the upper left hand 10x10 pixel area to a file.

I want to use a bash script to call shutter once every 5 seconds to determine
if a specific location has changed and act on the change when it occurs.

any suggestions?

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2010-01-18
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2010-01-19

On 18.01.2010 06:24, efittery wrote:
> New question #97789 on Shutter:
> https://answers.launchpad.net/shutter/+question/97789
>
> I understand that a user can specify an area to capture by using the mouse.
>
> How would you issue a command line statement that passes an argument
> to specify an area to capture?
>
> any suggestions?
>
>
This is not possible now.

In general we should think about making the preferences of Shutter
accessible via command line to make it easier to use in bash scripts.

I'll create a new bug report for this.

Regards
Mario

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