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Set gnome wallpaper to a random jpg from the specified directory

Terminal - Set gnome wallpaper to a random jpg from the specified directory
gconftool -t str -s /desktop/gnome/background/picture_filename "`find /DIR_OF_JPGS -name '*.jpg' | shuf -n 1`"
2009-10-16 01:17:47
User: cbrinker
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Set gnome wallpaper to a random jpg from the specified directory

Every time this is run it will change your background picture. For added fun

Add some DBUS magic:

. $HOME/.dbus/session-bus/`cat /var/lib/dbus/machine-id`-0

export DBUS_SESSION_BUS_ADDRESS

and a crontab entry:

*/5 * * * * above_command_in_script.sh >/dev/null 2>/dev/null

now wallpaper changes every 5 mins

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Nice ;)

Just in case anyone is as much of a n00b as me, and wants an exact shell script file content - here it is :)

#!/bin/sh

. $HOME/.dbus/session-bus/`cat /var/lib/dbus/machine-id`-0

export DBUS_SESSION_BUS_ADDRESS

gconftool -t str -s /desktop/gnome/background/picture_filename "`find /home/rowley/Backgrounds -name '*.jpg' | shuf -n 1`"

(Also, remember to "chmod +x rotate.sh")

Thanks again :)

Comment by lx42 289 weeks and 2 days ago

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