Printing from X11 window (was: Re: [R] Working with R batch)

Prof Brian D Ripley ripley at
Thu Apr 6 19:17:05 CEST 2000

On 6 Apr 2000, Peter Dalgaard BSA wrote:

> Prof Brian D Ripley <ripley at> writes:
> > > (I'm running R 1.0.0 on RedHat Linux 6.2 (intel).)
> > 
> > Many X window managers allow you to grab a window as a bitmap. Mine's
> > called snapshot.  There are raw x11 tools too.
> "xwd" to be specific. It's on RH6.2 too. However, they (still!!!) seem
> to forget packaging up the xpr print utility... and xwdtopnm gives an
> all-black image, on my system at least.

xv will also grab an X11 window and save it in almost any format. And I
think the GIMP can too. But I would be surprised if KDE/GNOME did not have
something in the same league as CDE.

Brian D. Ripley,                  ripley at
Professor of Applied Statistics,
University of Oxford,             Tel:  +44 1865 272861 (self)
1 South Parks Road,                     +44 1865 272860 (secr)
Oxford OX1 3TG, UK                Fax:  +44 1865 272595

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