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XWD(1)                  FreeBSD General Commands Manual                 XWD(1)

NAME
       xwd - dump an image of an X window

SYNOPSIS
       xwd [-debug] [-help] [-nobdrs] [-out file] [-xy] [-frame] [-add value]
       [-root | -id id | -name name | -rect] [-icmap] [-screen] [-display
       display]

DESCRIPTION
       Xwd is an X Window System window dumping utility.  Xwd allows X users
       to store window images in a specially formatted dump file.  This file
       can then be read by various other X utilities for redisplay, printing,
       editing, formatting, archiving, image processing, etc.  The target
       window is selected by clicking the pointer in the desired window.  The
       keyboard bell is rung once at the beginning of the dump and twice when
       the dump is completed.

OPTIONS
       -display display
               This argument allows you to specify the server to connect to;
               see X(7).

       -help   Print out the `Usage:' command syntax summary.

       -nobdrs This argument specifies that the window dump should not include
               the pixels that compose the X window border.  This is useful in
               situations where you may wish to include the window contents in
               a document as an illustration.

       -out file
               This argument allows the user to explicitly specify the output
               file on the command line.  The default is to output to standard
               out.

       -xy     This option applies to color displays only. It selects `XY'
               format dumping instead of the default `Z' format.

       -add value
               This option specifies an signed value to be added to every
               pixel.

       -frame  This option indicates that the window manager frame should be
               included when manually selecting a window.

       -root   This option indicates that the root window should be selected
               for the window dump, without requiring the user to select a
               window with the pointer.

       -id id  This option indicates that the window with the specified
               resource id should be selected for the window dump, without
               requiring the user to select a window with the pointer.

       -name name
               This option indicates that the window with the specified
               WM_NAME property should be selected for the window dump,
               without requiring the user to select a window with the pointer.

       -rect   This option indicates that the rectangle region of a screen
               should be selected with the pointer. Window-related parameters
               like nobdrs and frame are ignored.

       -icmap  Normally the colormap of the chosen window is used to obtain
               RGB values.  This option forces the first installed colormap of
               the screen to be used instead.

       -screen This option indicates that the GetImage request used to obtain
               the image should be done on the root window, rather than
               directly on the specified window.  In this way, you can obtain
               pieces of other windows that overlap the specified window, and
               more importantly, you can capture menus or other popups that
               are independent windows but appear over the specified window.

       -silent Operate silently, i.e. don't ring any bells before and after
               dumping the window.

ENVIRONMENT
       DISPLAY To get default host and display number.

FILES
       XWDFile.h
               X Window Dump File format definition file.

SEE ALSO
       xwud(1), X(7)

AUTHORS
       Tony Della Fera, Digital Equipment Corp., MIT Project Athena
       William F. Wyatt, Smithsonian Astrophysical Observatory

XFree86                          Version 4.7.0                          XWD(1)

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