#56 --rescue command fails for versions newer than


--rescue command fails for versions newer than


Any attempt to use the --rescue command gives a segmentation fault.


Version is best at rescuing videos from, meaning the resulting video has less problems (navigation, proper display of length of video...etc) then when rescuing a 0.3.8 version.


Use recordmydesktop version to perform the -rescue command.

Steps to reproduce:

1. Start recording a video

2. Stop the recording

3. Quickly copy the files from the /tmp folder before recordmydesktop removes them

4. Run the "recordmydesktop --rescue (path to files)" command.

You will receive a Segmentation fault error.

Note: Version uses the "-rescue" command instead of the "--rescue" command from version 0.3.8.


  • DodgeV83

    DodgeV83 - 2010-05-10
    • priority: 5 --> 9
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    Anonymous - 2012-06-12

    I just want to share a workaround for this bug.

    I always got "segmentation fault" when using -rescue option (Ubuntu with recordmydesktop version However I successfully rescued all of my crashed videos using version So for anyone who wants to rescue crashed videos, try compiling version You can replace the binary but I think it's better to just rename it then copy the binary to /usr/bin or /usr/local/bin.

    Hope that helps.

    Last edit: Anonymous 2013-11-26

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