random-nasa-wallpaper

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Downloads a random wallpaper from NASA Astronomy Picture of the Day Archive http://antwrp.gsfc.nasa.gov/apod/archivepix.html to ~/wallpaper directory and set it to background.

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./random-nasa-wallpaper.pl
Last changelog:

9 years ago

0.2 - new features
- xfce and gnome supported
- resize image to screen resolution
- render explonation to the image
0.1 - initial revision

ajtp

8 years ago

Hi!

I have made the script executable with chmod +x name_of_script

If I force to launch it manually from gnome-schedule it works, wallpaper changes but if it launches automatically as a repetitive task without forcing manually, only wallpaper is downloaded to my ~/wallpapers folder but wallpaper doesn't change.

What's happenning?

Finally, it will be highly appreciated if text of the wallpaper appears hidden by default and the user could show/hide it by clicking in it, the same as windows version.

Thanks very much and good job!


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GhostAvenger397

8 years ago

im new in linux, can someone tell me how to install this? thanks!

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Simzer

8 years ago

download and extract it to anywhere, then allow execution of random-nasa-wallpaper.pl. Then run it.
html2text and imagemagick should be installed.

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sierraindigo

9 years ago

thanks very much - very useful script. just wondered if there's anyway to include the text as well. apparently there's a windows program that does it (here: http://nightskylive.net/software/apod/). would be nice to be able to show the descriptions too...

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Simzer

9 years ago

Thanks, good idea. I implemented it with version 0.2.

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kalmos

9 years ago

I was planning to do this myself. Thank you for the very nice script!

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9 years ago

0.2 - new features
- xfce and gnome supported
- resize image to screen resolution
- render explonation to the image
0.1 - initial revision

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Sep 28 2009
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