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xcps - Colour PostScript dump facility for X11.4
The xcps program is a window dumping facility for the X Window
System. It dumps windows directly in Colour or B/W PostScript format to
standard output. By default, xcps creates Colour-PS. The window to be dumped
is defined by clicking the mouse in that window, which can also be the
root. A beep indicates that dumping has started. Until this is fininshed,
indicated by two beeps, the window should not be changed. The resulting
PS-image will contain the window title, if available, the time of creation
and the name of the user. For more info check the options.
causes xcps to print out a verbose message describing its options.
option indicates that the output should be grayscale-PS for B/W-PostScript
printers instead of the default Colour-PS.
- This option indicates that
the output should be in LandScape mode instead of the default Portrait
- This option indicates that the user wants to specify a rectangular
area anywhere on the screen to be dumped instead of a complete window. The
first corner is defined by pressing a mouse button. While keeping the button
pressed, move to the opposing corner. A dragging rectangle, defining the
area to be dumped will appear. By releasing the mouse button the second
corner is defined.
xcps -bw -curs > file.ps creates a greyscale
PS file. The area to be dumped will be defined by the user.
- -display display
- This argument allows you to specify
the server to connect to; see X(1)
- -x x
- Specify x-dimension of dump.
- -y y
- Specify y-dimension of dump.
- If a single window is dumped, include
the X-window border.
- If a single window is dumped, include the window
manager title bar.
- Do not draw a frame around the dumped image.
- This option specifies a comment string, to be printed above
the dumped image. If the comment contains spaces, enclose it within double
- This option specifies that al text (user, date, window)
should be omitted.
- -name window name
- This option indicates the name of the
window to be dumped. This avoids the use of the pointer.
- Print some
errors messages deal with the simultaneous specification of eg. -curs and
-frame or -brds, or dimensions exceeding the physical paper size.
noted sofar, but according to Murphy’s law there definitely will be some.
The core-code of xcps was created by merging parts of xwd and the PostScript
library from MIDAS ((c) European Southern Observatory).
Kapteyn Lab Groningen (The Netherlands)
xwd: Tony Della Fera, Digital
Equipment Corp., MIT Project Athena William F. Wyatt, Smithsonian Astrophysical
MIDAS library: Preben Grosbol, ESO/IPG
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