How To Take A Screenshot Using Linux tvtime Application

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Q. I use my system as Linux digital tv and tvtime application to watch TV. How do I take a screenshots under tvtime?

A. tvtime has inbuilt option for taking screenshots via the core set of key bindings.

Start tvtime

Press s key to take a screenshot

How do I force the screenshots to be a specific filename?

tvtime’s screenshots can be given a filename when requested using tvtime-command. Simply type the following command to control a running tvtime process:
$ tvtime-command SCREENSHOT "myfileTitile.png"

And the screenshot will output as myfileTitile.png”. This is useful for scripts which upload the latest image from the TV to a webpage or blog, for example.

Posted by: Vivek Gite

The author is the creator of nixCraft and a seasoned sysadmin, DevOps engineer, and a trainer for the Linux operating system/Unix shell scripting. Get the latest tutorials on SysAdmin, Linux/Unix and open source topics via RSS/XML feed or weekly email newsletter.

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  1. huff, can u tell me the product of tv that work with GNU/Linux box?

    sometimes, i want to see tv program through my pc…

    br,
    chika.tambun

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