[ubuntu-uk] Screenshot: can't clear old image files, where are they

Simon Greenwood sfgreenwood at gmail.com
Sat Nov 15 17:19:14 UTC 2014

On 15 November 2014 14:44, Rowan Berkeley <rowan.berkeley at gmail.com> wrote:

> On 15/11/14 14:25, Bill B. wrote:
>> On Sat, 2014-11-15 at 12:50 +0000, Rowan Berkeley wrote:
>>> I haven't been using Print Screen, I have been using the Screenshot
>>> application
>> Rowan, pardon my naivety, but have you tried Shutter as the screenshot
>> app - it has gone
>> it's gone through several system upgrades here [new system, old home
>> folder].
>> It is, in fact, my app of choice for all the functionality you describe.
>>  I just installed Shutter, following your suggestion - and rather
> extraordinary this - it is doing exactly the same thing: printing, as
> current screenshot, a screenshot which was actually taken at 0915 this am.
> So whatever the problem is, it affects Shutter equally.
This is a complete guess but it sounds like Screenshot saves its output
somewhere and then copies it to the destination, but that the scratch space
has a temporary file in it that isn't getting overwritten.  Do you have
other user accounts on your system or could you have run screenshot as root
for some reason?

The other possibility that comes to mind is that your system time is wrong
for some reason and that screenshot is creating a file with an out of date
timestamp and that's confusing it. I'll have a quick look through the
source code and see if there are any clues.
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