grabc - simple program to determine the color string in hex by clicking on a pixel

Property Value
Distribution Debian 10 (Buster)
Repository Debian Main amd64
Package filename grabc_1.1-2+b2_amd64.deb
Package name grabc
Package version 1.1
Package release 2+b2
Package architecture amd64
Package type deb
Category interface::commandline interface::graphical interface::x11 role::program scope::utility use::checking works-with::image x11 x11::applet x11::application
License -
Maintainer Ryan Niebur <>
Download size 6.08 KB
Installed size 28.00 KB
grabc is simple but useful program to determine the color string in
hex or in RGB components by clicking on a pixel on the screen.
When this program is run, the mouse pointer is grabbed and changed to
a cross hair and when the mouse is clicked, the color of the clicked
pixel is written to stdout in hex and the R, G, B components are
written to stderr.
This program can be useful when you see a color and want to use the
color in xterm or your window manager's border but no clue what the
name of the color is. It's silly to use a image processing software
to find it out.


Package Version Architecture Repository
grabc_1.1-2+b2_i386.deb 1.1 i386 Debian Main
grabc - - -


Name Value
libc6 >= 2.2.5
libx11-6 -


Type URL
Binary Package grabc_1.1-2+b2_amd64.deb
Source Package grabc

Install Howto

  1. Update the package index:
    # sudo apt-get update
  2. Install grabc deb package:
    # sudo apt-get install grabc




2009-04-29 - Ryan Niebur <>
grabc (1.1-2) unstable; urgency=low
* convert debian/rules to debhelper 7
* Debian Policy 3.8.1
* use Homepage field in debian/rules
* add watch file
* adopt package (Closes: #526126)
* remove x-dev build dependency (Closes: #515368)
* change short and long descriptions
* remove debian/post{inst,rm}, debhelper handles running update-menus
* update menu file's section from Apps to Applications
* remove the need for debian/dirs and for direct changes to the
Makefile by installing the binary with debhelper
2006-01-17 - Anibal Monsalve Salazar <>
grabc (1.1-1.1) unstable; urgency=low
* NMU.
* Fixed "FTBFS: build-depends on removed xlibs-dev", closes: #346616.
2005-04-29 - Sonia Hamilton <>
grabc (1.1-1) unstable; urgency=low
* Initial Release. (Closes: #304450)

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