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README.md

README.md

grabbing

for groping text files and images. two main scripts are grab and pasta.

installation

copy the scripts inside scripts somewhere in your $PATH.

configuration

copy the contents of config into your $XDG_CONFIG_HOME, this should give you the file $XDG_CONFIG_HOME/grabbing/config. without it properly configured, you will not be able to use these scripts.

by default, $XDG_CONFIG_HOME points to $HOME/.config. so you should copy the config to $HOME/.config/grabbing/config.

an example is already provided inside config/grabbing/config.

options

  • UPLOADSCRIPT : specifies whether to use imgur or scpur to upload screenshots in grab
  • IMGURKEY : your imgur api key
  • SCPOPTS : options to pass to scp
  • SSHSTR : user@server
  • SSHDIR : directory on remote server to put your file
  • WEBURL : web accessible url for that file

main scripts

grab

this script relies on the presence of scrot to take a screen shot. simply just call the script grab -- it behaves the same as scrot -s.

inside the config file, you can specify whether to use imgur or a remote webserver accessible by ssh to store your screenshots. it takes the image created and uploads it with the specified script and puts the resulting url into your clipboard.

usage: grab

pasta

this script can't use imgur so you must set up scpur to use this. it relies on xclip to take the contents of selected text, then puts it into a text file which gets uploaded to your webserver. it puts the resulting url into your clipboard.

usage: pasta

helper scripts

imgur

you need to get your own imgur api key or else the script won't work. see the config file for information to obtain a key.

usage: imgur <filename or url>

scpur

the goal of this script is to take any file and scp it to a webserver or something, giving it a unique filename. this script should then give you a url for the file uploaded.

has an optional argument to specify file suffix on remote server.

usage: scpur <filename> [suffix]

mtsuf

this script guesses an appropriate suffix for a given file. it achieves this by using file -i $FILE and searches /etc/mime.types to find a suffix.

scpur relies on this script to give it a suffix on the remote machine.

usage: mtsuf <filename>