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PostPosted: Wed May 12, 2004 11:53 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Got a way to minimize the desktop from the CLI in KDE..

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dcop kicker $(dcop kicker qt objects | grep ShowDesktop | head -n 1 | sed "s#(# #g" | awk '{ print $1; }') toggle


Thanks to the guys in the KDE-Forums
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PostPosted: Thu May 13, 2004 1:32 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Surely you don't want to minimise everything, because then you'll just end up with a buch of shots of your backdrop. They'll all be the same. Seeing the different windows are what makes it interesting.
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PostPosted: Thu May 13, 2004 3:43 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Actually that was what I was after..
It doesn't minimize thing that you make sticky (like GKRellm2 for instance)


I don't want non sticky stuff being screen shotted.. I might have been looking at fat Germans in funny clothes.. 8O :? :P
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PostPosted: Thu May 13, 2004 6:05 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I think gnome uses xscreensaver, so it already is comprehensive

to the OP: perhaps rename the thread now, to make the search easier on those who might want to do the same
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PostPosted: Thu May 13, 2004 6:34 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Nate_S wrote:
to the OP: perhaps rename the thread now, to make the search easier on those who might want to do the same


Good idea, Done..
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PostPosted: Thu May 13, 2004 1:39 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

senectus wrote:
I don't want non sticky stuff being screen shotted.. I might have been looking at fat Germans in funny clothes.. 8O :? :P


Aww. You're no fun.
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PostPosted: Sun May 16, 2004 12:07 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Okies... I made progress.. :-)

Now to learn how to cron job stuff :lol:

Code:
 #!/bin/bash

#this is for xscreensaver - dont know what to do if you're using kde or something else
xscreensaver-command --deactivate

#simple enough
sleep 4

#minimize the screen
dcop kicker $(dcop kicker qt objects | grep ShowDesktop | head -n 1 | sed "s#(# #g" | awk '{ print $1; }') toggle

#or somewhere better to put it
import -window root -quality 90 /home/senectus/screenshots/screenshot.png

#bring it all back..
dcop kicker $(dcop kicker qt objects | grep ShowDesktop | head -n 1 | sed "s#(# #g" | awk '{ print $1; }') toggle

#highly compress png for politeness to dialup users
optipng -o5 /home/senectus/screenshots/screenshot.png

#totally unsecure ftp bit :-P
ftp -pn your.upload.site.com.au <<END_SCRIPT
user Yourusername Yourpassword
binary
cd /screenshot
send screenshot.png
bye
END_SCRIPT


exit 0

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PostPosted: Sun May 16, 2004 12:26 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

cron is very easy: crontab -e
the man crontab gives quite a few examples.. You wanted to run the script every day at 3 am?
* 3 * * * /<path to script>/<scriptname>

done..

crontab -e works with vim as editor..


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PostPosted: Sun May 16, 2004 12:32 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I think I've done it.. (will have to wait till 3 am to see ;-) )

This has been fun :-) I might try and make it a bit neater.. and include commands for other desktops (Gnome, *box etc)... Thanks for your help guys :-D
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PostPosted: Mon May 17, 2004 1:14 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Use SSH keys and scp :) simple
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PostPosted: Thu May 20, 2004 10:46 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

An alternative way :
Code:

 #!/bin/bash

POSPAR1="$adress"
POSPAR2="$user"
POSPAR3="$pass"

#this is for xscreensaver - dont know what to do if you're using kde or something else
xscreensaver-command --deactivate

#simple enough
sleep 4

#minimize the screen
dcop kicker $(dcop kicker qt objects | grep ShowDesktop | head -n 1 | sed "s#(# #g" | awk '{ print $1; }') toggle

#or somewhere better to put it
#Look at the variable HOME, this script can now be used by any user
import -window root -quality 90 $HOME/screenshots/screenshot.png

#bring it all back..
dcop kicker $(dcop kicker qt objects | grep ShowDesktop | head -n 1 | sed "s#(# #g" | awk '{ print $1; }') toggle

#highly compress png for politeness to dialup users

optipng -o5 $HOME/screenshots/screenshot.png

#totally unsecure ftp bit :-P

ftp -pn $adress
user $user $pass
binary
cd /screenshot
send screenshot.png
bye
END_SCRIPT

exit 0


I'm not a scripter, So it can contain some errors..

You can now start the program as this:
Quote:

./program.sh YouAdress YourUser YourPass


You have no password in clear text in your script

If you want to use crontab:

Hourly:

0 * * * * /anywere/yourscript.sh YourAdress YourUser YourPassword

daily:

0 3 * * * /anywere/yourscript.sh YourAdress YourUser YourPassword

etc...

Get a look to the $HOME Variable, now your program can be used by anyone

No one will think to check you crontab :lol: :roll:
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