Join Kevin Skoglund for an in-depth discussion in this video Screen capture, part of Unix for Mac OS X Users.
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In this movie we're going to learn to take screen captures from the command line.…Do you already know how to do screen captures in the Mac?…It's simple. You just hold down the Command key, the Shift key and hit the number…3 key and it will take a screenshot of your screen and put it on your Desktop.…There is another version of that. If you hold down Command+Shift+4 you'll get an…interactive screen capture which means that you get crosshairs.…You select exactly the portion of the screen that you wanted to capture and when…you let go just that portion of the screen gets turned into a capture as a file…on your Desktop. We can do the exact same thing from the command line plus…there are a few extra options that we don't normally have available to us.…
Let's see at its most basic first.…From the command line you just simply type screencapture. It's that easy. Followed…by the name of the file where you want it to go.…So screencapture and let's put it on our Desktop and then I'm going to call…it screen_capture.png.…
- Moving around the file system
- Creating and reading files
- Copying, moving, renaming, and deleting files and directories
- Creating hard links and symbolic links
- Understanding user identity, file ownership, and sudo
- Setting file permissions with alpha and octal notation
- Changing the PATH variable
- Using the command history
- Directing input and output
- Configuring the Unix working environment
- Searching and replacing using grep and regular expressions
- Manipulating text with tr, sed, and cut
- Integrating with the Finder, Spotlight, and AppleScript
Skill Level Beginner
1. Introduction to Unix
2. Filesystem Basics
3. Working with Files and Directories
4. Ownership and Permissions
5. Commands and Programs
6. Directing Input and Output
7. Configuring Your Working Environment
8. Unix Power Tools
9. Useful Mac-Only Commands and Techniques
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