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Re: [OT] deleting pictures from digital camera via computer?

On Thu, 30 Oct 2003, Kevin B. McCarty wrote:

> Hi all,
> I am using a Nikon CoolPix 3100 digital camera.  It is pretty easy to set
> up in Debian unstable.  It doesn't seem to be supported by gphoto2 or
> gtkam, but one can mount it as a USB mass storage device after installing
> hotplug, following the directions at this page:
> http://home.gagme.com/greg/linux/usbcamera.php
> Here is my question.  Once the camera is mounted (in my case, I put it at
> /mnt/camera), I can see the pictures here: /mnt/camera/dcim/100nikon/*.jpg
> If I want to delete them, can I just do "rm -f /mnt/camera/dcim/100nikon/*.jpg"
> or would this cause an internal database of the camera to get out of sync
> with the pictures actually present?  For obvious reasons I don't want to
> try this experiment myself so I'm hoping someone knows the answer.
> If it's safe to do this, it would be more convenient than going through
> the camera's menu screens to delete the pictures after they're safely on
> my hard disk.
> Please CC me since I'm not subscribed to the list.
> thanks and regards,
Hi Kevin,
I dont know about your camera, but on my fujifilm 6800z, it works.
my camera does not store any other files on the memory card and I assume
that there is no hidden info stored on the camera that is sync'd to the
memory card. So, I'd say go ahead. I ususlly just
mv /mnt/camera/dcim/*.jpg /home/kevin/picures/spool/001/
and then I'm ready for more pictures!

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