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Sharing Screenshots in Linux

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I have been using Github Issues recently and loving its simplicity.  Unfortunately, I’ve found that I often need to upload screenshots to demonstrate bugs and Issues does not support file uploads.  There are Windows and Mac applications that solve this problem by capturing a screenshot, uploading it, and copying a URL to access the screenshot to the clipboard.

I did not find any Linux applications that will capture/upload a screenshot and copy the URL but I discovered a thread in the Dropbox forums with a script that does just that.  I added comments to the script, changed the variable names, removed the need for a temporary file, and added a notify-send call as a visual cue (should work on Ubuntu).  I have the script mapped to Ctrl-PrtScrn in Ubuntu.


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