Although the fact that Totti’s magnificent strike against Sampdoria has been dropped to the 2nd spot for the first time in 16 weeks does enervate me a little, it doesn’t affect in any way my adoration for the best soccer league in the world. Get ready for some big-time surprises and enjoy this YouTube video: (more…)
If you’re using KDE, KSnapshot can do the job for you. If you’re using GNOME, gnome-screenshot can also achieve the task with quite perfection. So why would someone ever need tinkering with command-line utilities to generate screenshots?
The answer is: xwd is useful because not everyone uses KDE or GNOME and those who don’t usually despise installing needless extra applications for something as trivial as capturing a screenshot. xwd comes with the X.org server itself, while almost all distributions by default provide the necessary software needed to convert xwd screenshots into more popular formats. Moreover, KSnapshot and gnome-screenshot have a plethora of dependencies on their relative desktop environments whereas xwd is a small, neat and efficient solution for capturing. Let’s start with the requirements: (more…)