wbs 1.3

wbs is a webshots.com client that downloads and creates a background list for use with Xfce and windowmaker.
wbs application is a webshots.com client that downloads and creates a background list for use with Xfce and windowmaker.

Installation:

Extract it:

tar zxvf wbs.tar.gz
you will have folder named .wbs

Create folder for images:

mkdir .wbs/images

Change exec flag on wbs file

chmod +x .wbs/wbs

Note: this is not needed if you call this script as perl argument. see crontab info below

Add entry to crontab to do processing:

crontab -e

add this line:

15 10 * * * /homedir/.wbs/wbs
or
@reboot /homedir/.wbs/wbs

REPLACE homedir WITH FULL PATH TO .wbs FOLDER (use pwd to find out)

Add entry to crontab to change background randomly

crontab -e

for xfce add this line:

0,30 * * * * export DISPLAY=:0; /path/xfdesktop -reload
or
@hourly export DISPLAY=:0; /path/xfdesktop -reload

REPLACE path WITH FULL PATH TO xfdesktop FILE (use which xfdesktop to find out)

for windowmaker add this line:
0,30 * * * * /homedir/.wbs/wmaker-reload
or
@hourly /homedir/.wbs/wmaker-reload

REPLACE homedir WITH FULL PATH TO .wbs FOLDER (use pwd to find out)

Download webdec (http://www.jamesbarford.net/webdec.php).
Compile it and place to some folder. Read documentation for it.
Edit wbs and change variables to reflect your setup.
Variables to change:
$user, $password, $path, $webdec, $images, $list
where:
$user - your user name for webshots.com (free)
$password - your password for webshots.com
$path - use homedir and .wbs from step 5
$webdec - full path to webdec binary
$images - path for images directory created in step 3
$list - file where images list is saved.
Run to check that it works:
./.wbs/wbs
or
perl .wbs/wbs
Update xfce desktop settings to use new images list

What's New in This Release:

· The script was updated to the new webshots.com layout.

last updated on:
October 4th, 2006, 0:35 GMT
price:
FREE!
developed by:
Rolandas Juodzbalis
homepage:
www.home.lt
license type:
GPL (GNU General Public License) 
category:
ROOT \ Desktop Environment \ Tools
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