screen.xwd file appearing

Charlie Ross (
Mon, 7 Apr 1997 12:08:46 -0400 (EDT)

Heres an intersesting question... I just had a bit of a fight with my
machine... it wasnt responding (for good reasons) and I was trying to get
its attention... mostly by changinh vtys all over gods creation to find one
that wasnt dead... after I found a happy-looking one I noticed a new file
in my root that I did not put there... called "screen.xwd" I looked at it
and it has at the top (among other things) "Xxwdump" Did I stumble onto a
kernel level screen dump?! did I hit some horiffic key combo that dumped
my screen to a file or somthing?! I want running X at the time so... Its
not that....

How do I dot it again? What Did it do? How can I see what dumped?

or... if I am wrong.. what happened?!


"God is real, unless declared integer."