Re: [dev] Announcing a couple small X11 utilities

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Date: Sat, 8 Jul 2023 14:10:44 -0400

> On Thu, Jul 06, 2023 at 03:43:31PM -0400, wrote:
> > I love such tools.. Is it possible to make something console-based?
> Most terminal emulators (I think?) already have some option to
> dump the screen content into some image format. If not, I don't
> think it'd be difficult feature to add to the terminal -
> especially for simple image formats like ppm or farbfeld.
> And it makes more sense for it to be done by the terminal
> emulator, since it /already/ has parsed all the escape codes and
> rendered a pixmap - instead of doing it via an external tool
> which would need to duplicate all that work.
> - NRK

Sure that's cool, but ideally the end-goal would be a TTY, without
In other words: throwing away as much tools/code as possible.
Lowerind attack surface, feeling more minimalist and as such less filthy,
like cleaning a room.
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