screenfo - screenshot information tool for nerds
Everybody likes ‘The monthly screenshot thread’ where one is supposed to show off their latest setup.
Nobody likes screenshots that look awesome, but where there’s no information at all available.
screenfo outputs a load of system information, including the running window manager, GTK theme, icons, fonts, shell, terminal emulator, and much more, while taking the screenshot.
-c, --color specify colorscheme to use -l, --list list available colorschemes -a, --ascii specify ascii art to use -r, --random randomize the colors -s --shot take screenshot -d, --debug run some tests and exit -h, --help show help and exit -m, --man show the manpage and exit -v, --version show version info and exit
The configuration file is searched for in the following places:
$XDG_CONFIG_HOME/screenfo/screenfo.conf $HOME/.config/screenfo/screenfo.conf $HOME/.screenfo.conf $HOME/screenfo.conf ./screenfo.conf /etc/screenfo.conf
The files in the ascii/ directory is searched for in in the following places:
$XDG_DATA_HOME/screenfo/ascii $XDG_CONFIG_HOME/screenfo/ascii $HOME/.local/share/screenfo/ascii $HOME/.screenfo/ascii ./ascii /usr/share/screenfo/ascii
Perl => 5.10
Term::ExtendedColor, available from CPAN:
Some standard UNIX tools
scrot for taking the actual screenshot
Written by Magnus Woldrich
Report bugs to firstname.lastname@example.org or use the issue tracker located at http://github.com/trapd00r/screenfo/issues
screenfo homepage: <http://github.com/trapd00r/screenfo>
Copyright (C) 2010 Magnus Woldrich
Lets quote the Arch Linux user dtw from a post on the BBS, late 2006:
OK, all the time in the screenshots thread we get "What gtk theme is that?", "What is that in the corner?", blah blah blah. Now, while we try to encourage people to post that with their screenie why don't we make a simple script that grabs info from from the gtkrc's, .xinitrc, etc, and outputs into a nice cowsay-like soundbite?
Couple days later, user rab made the first Perl version simply named ‘info.pl’. There were a lot of people in the community helping out, making it better, bigger, more complicated and virtually unmaintainable since absolutely no modularization or subroutines were used.
People realized this and started to make their own versions in Bash and Python.
My intent was to fork the original project, clean it up and make it maintainable, but that was no fun. Therefore, screenfo was born.
I’d like to thank the Archlinux community for being awesome, kittykatt for providing some ASCII art that I stole without asking, and slush- for coming up with this awesome name.
The original post: <https://bbs.archlinux.org/viewtopic.php?id=24208&p=10>