istanbul(1) a desktop session recorder


istanbul [options]


This manual page documents briefly the istanbul command.

istanbul is a program that allow you to record your desktop session. After you started it, you can control it with the icon in the notification area: a click on the icon to start recording, another click to stop.

istanbul preferences can be configured with a right click on the icon. You can choose to record full screen, a selected windows or a particular area.

It can also record audio from GStreamer default input.

By default it records to ~/desktop-recording.ogg


Istanbul follows the usual GNU command line syntax, with long options starting with two dashes (`-'). A summary of options is included below.
-h, -?, --help
Show summary of options.
Show version of program.
Print summary of all available options for istanbul.
Print summary of available options for the gstreamer framework.


Istanbul was written by Zaheer Abbas Merali <[email protected]>.

This manual page was written by Luca Bruno <[email protected]>, for the Debian project (but may be used by others).