In this tutorial, we will show you how to install Scrot on Ubuntu 22.04 LTS. Have you ever wanted to take a quick screenshot of your Ubuntu 22.04 LTS system without the hassle of navigating through menus and options? Look no further than Scrot – the command-line tool that makes capturing screenshots a breeze. Scrot is a lightweight and efficient utility that can be easily installed on your Ubuntu 22.04 LTS system, providing a quick and simple way to capture screenshots and save them as image files. In this article, we’ll show you how to install Scrot on Ubuntu 22.04 LTS and use its powerful command-line interface (CLI) to capture screenshots with ease. So let’s dive in and get started with Scrot!
This article assumes you have at least basic knowledge of Linux, know how to use the shell, and most importantly, you host your site on your own VPS. The installation is quite simple and assumes you are running in the root account, if not you may need to add ‘
sudo‘ to the commands to get root privileges. I will show you the step-by-step installation of the Scrot on Ubuntu 22.04 (Jammy Jellyfish). You can follow the same instructions for Ubuntu 22.04 and any other Debian-based distribution like Linux Mint, Elementary OS, Pop!_OS, and more as well.
- A server running one of the following operating systems: Ubuntu 22.04, 20.04, and any other Debian-based distribution like Linux Mint.
- It’s recommended that you use a fresh OS install to prevent any potential issues.
- An active internet connection. You’ll need an internet connection to download the necessary packages and dependencies for Scrot.
- SSH access to the server (or just open Terminal if you’re on a desktop).
non-root sudo useror access to the
root user. We recommend acting as a
non-root sudo user, however, as you can harm your system if you’re not careful when acting as the root.
Install Scrot on Ubuntu 22.04 LTS Jammy Jellyfish
Step 1. First, make sure that all your system packages are up-to-date by running the following
apt commands in the terminal.
sudo apt update sudo apt upgrade sudo apt install wget apt-transport-https gnupg2 software-properties-common
Step 2. Installing Scrot on Ubuntu 22.04.
By default, Scrot is available on Ubuntu 22.04 base repository. Now run the following command below to add the Nomacs Personal Package Archive (PPA) to the Ubuntu system:
sudo apt install scrot
The system will prompt you to confirm the installation by typing Y and then pressing Enter.
After the installation is complete, you can verify if Scrot is installed by typing the following command in the Terminal and pressing Enter:
Step 3. Using Scrot CLI.
Now that Scrot is installed on your Ubuntu 22.04 LTS system, you can start using it to capture screenshots. Here are some examples of how to use Scrot:
- Capture the entire screen and save it as a file:
This command captures the entire screen and saves it as a PNG image with the filename screenshot.png in the current working directory.
- Capture a specific window and save it as a file:
scrot -u screenshot.png
This command captures the active window and saves it as a PNG image with the filename screenshot.png in the current working directory.
- Capture a selected area and save it as a file:
scrot -s screenshot.png
This command allows you to select a specific area of the screen to capture and saves it as a PNG image with the filename screenshot.png in the current working directory.
Congratulations! You have successfully installed Scrot. Thanks for using this tutorial for installing the Scrot on Ubuntu 22.04 LTS Jammy Jellyfish system. For additional help or useful information, we recommend you check the official Scrot website.