|-a||Emit ANSI colour escape codes to recreate the colours of the original screenshot.|
|-l||Replace any eight-bit line drawing characters with their closest seven-bit equivalents. This may result in odd output depending on the font in use when the screenshot was taken.|
See vidcontrol(1) for information about the input file format expected by scr2txt.
The scr2txt utility exits 0 on success or >0 if an error occurred.
The command sequence:vidcontrol -p < /dev/ttyv0 > shot.scr scr2txt < shot.scr > shot.txt
will capture the contents of the first virtual terminal, and redirect the output to the shot.scr file. scr2txt then processes this file, and writes the output to shot.txt. Of course this could be rewritten asvidcontrol -p < /dev/ttyv0 | scr2txt > shot.txt
This example will take a snapshot and remap the line drawing characters.vidcontrol -p < /dev/ttyv0 | scr2txt -l > shot.txt
scr2png(1), vidcontrol(1), syscons(4), ascii(7)
.An Nik Clayton Aq nik@FreeBSD.org
When remapping eight bit characters to seven bit characters, scr2txt should have more than one lookup table, depending on the font in use, and should be able to process a custom lookup table provided by the user.