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If you wish to take a screen shot on a Linux system, whether it is a CentOS, Ubuntu, or other Linux distribution, one tool that may already be on the system that will allow you to perform a screen capture from a command line interface, i.e., a shell prompt, is gnome-screenshot. You can determine if the utility is present on a system using the which command.
$ which gnome-screenshot

You can obtain help on using the tool to take a screenshot by typing gnome-screenshot at a shell prompt.

$ gnome-screenshot --help
  gnome-screenshot [OPTION...] Take a picture of the screen

Help Options:
  -h, --help                     Show help options
  --help-all                     Show all help options
  --help-gtk                     Show GTK+ Options

Application Options:
  -c, --clipboard                Send the grab directly to the clipboard
  -w, --window                   Grab a window instead of the entire screen
  -a, --area                     Grab an area of the screen instead of the entire screen
  -b, --include-border           Include the window border with the screenshot
  -B, --remove-border            Remove the window border from the screenshot
  -d, --delay=seconds            Take screenshot after specified delay [in seconds]
  -e, --border-effect=effect     Effect to add to the border (shadow, border or none)
  -i, --interactive              Interactively set options
  --display=DISPLAY              X display to use

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