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daily-pic

Get and set the image of the day from different sites:

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Astronomy

  • nasa.apod
  • nasa.apod.rand
  • nasa.iod
  • nasa.jpl
  • skymap.astrobot
  • skymap.heavensabove
  • skymap.astronetru

Comics

  • dilbert
  • calvinandhobbes
  • eatthattoast
  • xkcd

Misc

  • 4walled
  • interfacelift
  • wallhaven
  • imgur.albums
  • imgur.subreddit
  • reddit
  • deviantart
  • simpledesktops

Nature

  • bing
  • chromecast
  • natgeo
  • nasa earth observatory iotd

Weather

  • latlong.nasa.msfc
  • america.smn
  • america.nasa.goes
  • america.fvalk
  • america.s.aw
  • america.n.aw
  • globe.dienet.mercator
  • globe.dienet.peters
  • globe.dienet.mollweide
  • globe.dienet.rectangular
  • arg.smn
  • arg.nexsat

Feel free to add your own source :)

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Usage

Pass the correspondent flag as argument to the script. For example, to get and set the wallpaper from nasa apod use the -a flag:

$ bash do.sh -a nasa.jpl
# NASA - Jet Propulsion Laboratory

- Category: universe

HTTP/1.1 200 OK
Date: Fri, 11 Apr 2014 01:32:35 GMT
Server: Apache/2.2.25 (Unix) PHP/5.5.9 JRun/4.0
Last-Modified: Thu, 23 Jun 2011 14:46:19 GMT
ETag: "4647c4f-cd8d-4a66225dba4c0"
Accept-Ranges: bytes
Content-Length: 52621
Content-Type: image/jpeg
X-Pad: avoid browser bug

URL:  http://www.jpl.nasa.gov/spaceimages/images/wallpaper/PIA13066-800x600.jpg
FILE: /home/sendai/projects/daily-pic/pics/PIA13066-800x600.jpg

Installation steps

Go to where you want to save this script:

$ cd /home/usernamehere/projects

Clone this repo (or just download the zip file):

$ git clone 'https://github.com/azimut/daily-pic'

Add the following crontab as root or using sudo (if you are using vixie-cron or if you know how to configure cron you might try to add this as user instead of root):

# crontab -e
0 */1 * * * su - usernamehere -c 'cd /home/usernamehere/projects/daily-pic; bash do.sh -a &>> pics/log.txt'

TODO

  • Get more sources: daily random code of the day? (github/gist) daily webcam image of the day/hour?
  • Add some kind of heuristic to determine what is the best fit for a wallpaper (what feh option use) based on the resolution of the current monitor.