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Re: Transferring pictures from a digital camera (it was Re: Best software under Gnome)

On Fri, 2 Jan 2009, Daniel Cliff wrote:

I want to thank all those who replied to this thread. Micha's message
was particularly instructive. For the sake of brevity, I'm not quoting
his message. Many thanks to Sjoerd too for mentioning renrot, to Bob
for mentioning the exiftags package, and to Ron, of course, for
mentioning jhead. I am grateful to you all.

Just one last question, Ron:

On Fri, Jan 2, 2009 at 2:53 AM, Ron Johnson <ron.l.johnson@cox.net> wrote:
BTW, this is sth I always wanted to know ever since I got my camera:
Does anyone know how digital cameras store pictures? When I mount the
camera, I see the pictures are inside a directory, which in turn is
inside another directory. I've always been reluctant to mv the
pictures from the camera to a local folder, because I thought that

$ mv /media/DSC-S730/${mumble}/*jpg /some/target/dir

What is ${mumble} supposed to replace?
I take it to be a bash variable that contains the name of the
directory in the camera's memory, am I right?
Perhaps "export mumble=..." in .bash_profile?

It is the directory where the pictures are stored.

ls -l /media/DSC-S730

e.g. some cameras are PICTURES or MOVIES you just need to set it appropriately.


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