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#1 2009-04-26 20:25:50

B-Con
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scrot: giblib error

If I use scrot to take a screenshot, I get the error

giblib error: Saving to file filename failed

Some googling turned up this, an older problem in which the solution was to compile against an older version of imlib2.

I haven't seen reference to this problem on the forum or bugtracker, is anyone else having this problem?

Last edited by B-Con (2009-04-26 20:26:13)

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#2 2009-06-11 07:01:50

cja
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Registered: 2008-10-22
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Re: scrot: giblib error

I am. I have not done any detailed checking but am getting the problem.

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#3 2010-09-26 13:35:10

freely
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Registered: 2009-08-17
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Re: scrot: giblib error

Hi,

If I try to save to a directory instead of a filename I'm getting this error: 

scrot /home/usr_dir/Screenshots
 giblib error: Saving to file /home/usr_dir/Screenshots failed

Suggestion to work around:  use the -e paramater

scrot -e 'mv $f /home/usr_dir/Screenshots


scrot -help
Usage : scrot [OPTIONS]... [FILE]
Where FILE is the target file for the screenshot.
If FILE is not specified, a date-stamped file will be dropped in the current directory.
-e, --exec APP            run APP on the resulting screenshot
$f image path/filename (ignored when used in the filename)

Last edited by freely (2010-09-27 11:34:56)

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#4 2010-09-27 11:43:06

litemotiv
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Registered: 2008-08-01
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Re: scrot: giblib error

Thanks for explaining the error and providing a workaround freely, the thread will be closed now to avoid new bumping.


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