Code by Jean-Marc Liotier
When scratching my itches I sometimes end up cobbling together new tools because the ones available do not satisfy me. They work for me. Best case is that they will work for you, but that may be a bit too hopeful. But who knows... Maybe someone who has similar problems will find bits of them somewhat useful. In any case, that is why I leave them here - I know they are horrendously written and make it quite evident that I'm a clueless hack, but such was the state of my knowledge at the time of their writing... Now I'm more experienced, but only because I took opportunities for clueless experiments !
News and updates about this code are announced on my blog.
Systems administration scripts
Digital photography utilities
- dir_date_serial_rename_all.sh is a small shell scripts that automates my habit of picture files renaming. I believe I have found a good choice of meta-information to pack in the file name and make it both unique and useful to humans.
- iptc_tag_qnd.sh is a trivial, quick and dirty way to tag a bunch of files with the generic IPTC metadata of your choice. Edit the script to your taste with your own data and you are set. Yes it is most trivial, but it is news to me and it is all I need... So there - scratching your own itch and all that...
- OneTouchPhotoDumpToJournal.sh is a trivial script that saves me much manipulation each time I come back to my workstation with removable media full of photos. It copies all images from a removable media to the directory of the day (created on the fly if not existing), autorotates them and sets the permissions right. OneTouchUbuntuAutomountedCFDumpToJournal.sh does the same but it does not handles the mounting and unmounting because it assumes a removable medium that Ubuntu mounts automatically. As a bonus there is a very slight addition of polish. I should backport some of the polish to the other script, but since I no longer use it and received no feedback about it my motivation is quite low.
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