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README.md

prtsc-ctl-f

dump all visible text on your screen

This is a simple python script that glues together a random screenshot function I found on StackOverflow with the Tesseract OCR library to give you an amazingly powerful and innovative tool that takes a screenshot, runs it through Tesseract, and dumps any recognized text to stdout.

Technically you could do this with

$ scrot
$ tesseract -c <configvars> <image>

on any system, but, you know, Python is fun.

Usage

$ python prtsc-ctl-f.py
$ python prtsc-ctl-f.py | grep <search term>

Dependencies

Debian:

# apt-get install tesseract-ocr

Fedora/RH:

# yum install tesseract

License

Copyright (C) 2015  Quentin Young

This program is free software: you can redistribute it and/or modify
it under the terms of the GNU General Public License as published by
the Free Software Foundation, either version 3 of the License, or
(at your option) any later version.

This program is distributed in the hope that it will be useful,
but WITHOUT ANY WARRANTY; without even the implied warranty of
MERCHANTABILITY or FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE.  See the
GNU General Public License for more details.

You should have received a copy of the GNU General Public License
along with this program.  If not, see http://www.gnu.org/licenses/.

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