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A quick description of the content of this repo. FILES: APOD.pm: A Perl module for accessing the Astronomy Picture Of the Day as well as its description. apod_get: A Perl script which saves the image and description file either of todays APOD, or the APOD specified by an optional URL argument. It also has an archiving mode, which creates a 'latest/'-subdirectory in the download path which contains symlinks to the downloaded files. apod_getrss: A Perl script which saves the image and description files for each APOD provided by NASAs APOD RSS feed into the current directory. apod_setbg: A bash script which generates a resized (to your desktop or a custom size, by using linnea_annotate) and optionally annotated image which it then sets as the desktop background. apod_archive_setbg: Runs apod_get --archive and apod_setbg. It takes an APOD URL as an optinal argument and passes it on to apod_get. I run this from my local crontab ('crontab -e'). linnea_annotate: A text annotator written in Perl; it produces a scaled and annotated copy of a supplied image. Although this turned out as a part of the APOD code, it's now a generally useful standalone program for creating captioned images. font/: A free truetype font which is used by default for the annotator. NOTES: linnea_annotate (used by apod_setbg) can't automatically determine the desktop size (the '--desktop-size' option) if it's run from an other user since it needs all your environment variables and such to do it. Use the '-s'-option for apod_setbg to set the desktop dimension manually. You can modify how the background is to be set by setting the APOD_BG_SET environment variable. For example: $ export APOD_BG_SET="hsetroot --center" apod_setbg will try a few alternatives if it isn't set.