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Version: 0.0.4
Upload Date: 15 Apr 15
Developer: ponty
Distribution Type: Freeware
Downloads: 4

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sphinxcontrib-programscreenshot is a Sphinx 1.0 extension that executes programs during the build step and includes their screenshot into the documentation. GUI version of the sphinxcontrib.programoutput extension.

Home: https://github.com/ponty/sphinxcontrib-programscreenshot

Documentation: http://ponty.github.com/sphinxcontrib-programscreenshot

Basic usage

.. program-screenshot:: xmessage hello

How it works

1. start Xvfb headless X server using pyvirtualdisplay
2. redirect program display to Xvfb server by setting $DISPLAY variable.
3. wait some seconds
4. take screenshot by pyscreenshot which needs scrot.
5. use .. image:: directive to display image



- install Xvfb and Xephyr

- install PIL

- install scrot

- install pip

- install the program:

 # as root
 pip install sphinxcontrib-programscreenshot


sudo apt-get install python-pip
sudo apt-get install scrot
sudo apt-get install xvfb
sudo apt-get install xserver-xephyr
sudo apt-get install python-imaging
sudo pip install sphinxcontrib-programscreenshot


# as root
pip uninstall sphinxcontrib-programscreenshot


  • Python
  • Sphinx

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