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All the Perl that's Practical to Extract and Report

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  • called Snapz which apple started to bundle in with Jaguar. You can get the Pro X version for a small upgrade price http://www.ambrosiasw.com/utilities/snapzprox/. I've been using this for years. I *heart* AmbrosiaSW :)

    • Really? I'm pretty sure the shortcuts that Matt described are built-ins rather than nabbed from Snapz (which is a great product by the way). I certainly don't have Snapz on my machine, but do have the shortcuts.

      Oh yeah, screenshots can be command-line generated as well, though I'm not really sure what this offers you over the keyboard shortcuts: maybe scriptability (and aliasing capability). The control key action is worth knowing in any case.

      ~ % screencapture

      usage: screencapture [-icmwsWx] [file] [curso
      • hmm...I thought apple had started bundling Snapz since it came with my dual powermac last fall and that shortcut Matt mentioned is exactly like the snapz shortcut.

        • Cmd-shift-4 has always [nobleswan.com] been screenshot of the selected area all the way back to the 680x0 Macs. Cmd-shift-3 has always been capture the entire screen, and Cmd-shift-[12] used to be eject the internal/external floppy, back when that made sense.

          Ambrosia's product patched the Mac traps to override the standard behavior and use their product instead. It may well come pre-installed with some recent mac models for some period of time. (My iBook didn't come with Quicken this summer, but my iMac did this fall.) All I can say is that I never got Snapz with my Macs.

          The interesting and obvious difference with OS X is that the screen shot is a PDF file. It used to be a bitmap, and changed to a PICT file in some reasonably modern release of MacOS.

          • Apple apparently bundles it only with the powermacs along with Omnigraffle and Omnioutliner. I've used snapz for so long I forgot the crap one that the old Mac OS had by default. Snapz will export the screenshots to PDF or jpeg or quicktime movies. It's a pity Apple didn't license snapz as part of the OS since it's so much more usable than the one that the os has.

          • The interesting and obvious difference with OS X is that the screen shot is a PDF file. It used to be a bitmap, and changed to a PICT file in some reasonably modern release of MacOS.

            I just don't understand Apple's new love affair with PDF.