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Randykc

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Screensaver pictures downloaded to folders in the past
« on: April 20, 2008, 09:20:16 pm »
I actually like the flickr pictures that randomly display as a screensaver. I just have a couple of questions on how the files are managed.

1) Do the pictures get downloaded and saved on a daily basis in the folders /home/flickr/2008/'month'/'day'? That's what I thought originally, but looking today, a folder from 5 days ago appears to have new images that were not there yesterday. I remember because yesterday I went to the Media - Pictures - flickr folder and deleted some of the pictures that I was getting sick of seeing.

2) Folders from last month - /home/flickr/2008/03/20 for example - no longer contain any jpg image files. The only format in there are *.jpg.tnj files.  Are these still being used for anything? If not, won't these take up a lot of disk space over time.

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Re: Screensaver pictures downloaded to folders in the past
« Reply #1 on: April 20, 2008, 09:30:56 pm »
I actually like the flickr pictures that randomly display as a screensaver. I just have a couple of questions on how the files are managed.

1) Do the pictures get downloaded and saved on a daily basis in the folders /home/flickr/2008/'month'/'day'? That's what I thought originally, but looking today, a folder from 5 days ago appears to have new images that were not there yesterday. I remember because yesterday I went to the Media - Pictures - flickr folder and deleted some of the pictures that I was getting sick of seeing.

2) Folders from last month - /home/flickr/2008/03/20 for example - no longer contain any jpg image files. The only format in there are *.jpg.tnj files.  Are these still being used for anything? If not, won't these take up a lot of disk space over time.

Hmmm... not sure about your point 1 above. Maybe you should Mantis that as a possible bug?

Regarding point 2... PhotoScreenSaver clears old pictures out so finding folders in that state is 'normal'. '.tnj' files are small but they should get cleared up too.

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Re: Screensaver pictures downloaded to folders in the past
« Reply #2 on: April 20, 2008, 11:16:03 pm »
Thanks for the reply Andrew.

I'll try to accurately reproduce point 1 before I submit a bug.  I'm wondering if it's seen when I deleted one of the pictures. 

So is my assumption correct that it downloads a certain number of images each day and store them in the flickr month/day directories?  Strange that the directory for the current day is not created yet.

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Re: Screensaver pictures downloaded to folders in the past
« Reply #3 on: March 11, 2009, 01:00:10 am »
I am also seeing this problem with 0710.  It's not a major issue, just a little annoying to try to find folder that get downloaded to remove, only to discover they are in a folder I already went through!  Here is a snippit of my Flickr.log:
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Tue Mar 10 00:06:47 EDT 2009
 Removing file: /home/flickr/2009/03/05/3330753944.jpg
Downloaded image /home/flickr/2009/03/02/3323504317.jpg , created lockfile, created tnj
/home/flickr/2009/03/02/3323504317.jpg
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Resizing image /home/flickr/2009/03/02/3323504317.jpg
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Tue Mar 10 00:06:47 EDT 2009
 Removing file: /home/flickr/2009/03/05/3330650604.jpg
Tue Mar 10 00:06:47 EDT 2009
 Removing file: /home/flickr/2009/03/08/3337556260.jpg
Tue Mar 10 00:06:47 EDT 2009
 Removing file: /home/flickr/2009/03/08/3337619460.jpg