A shell script that automatically takes screenshots and saves them to a folder.
Useful for writing how-to’s with pictures of code or other visual examples.
Requires package scrot, will check and install if necessary.
1- Make sure the script is executable.
chmod +x screenshotter.sh
2- Invoke the script in a terminal and start capturing!
– Screenshots are stored in ~/Pictures/ at a rate of one every 2 seconds
– Captures the active window (can be changed to the whole screen)
– Files are named via timestamp: %Y-%m-%d-%H:%M:%S.jpg
– Read the manual for scrot and modify the script as needed