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debian Merge pull request #6 from pizzadude/patch-1 Dec 29, 2016 spelling fix Dec 29, 2016
bingwallpaper Update bingwallpaper Jul 24, 2018

Bing Wallpapers For Linux

This enables bing wallpaper on linux, specifically debian based distros.

Supported Desktop Environments

  • Gnome
  • Cinnamon
  • Unity
  • Xfce

Installation Instruction (Ubuntu, Mint and other Debian based distros)

This should be simple.

sudo add-apt-repository ppa:whizzzkid/bingwallpaper
sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get install bingwallpaper

Using Script directly.

Just download or clone this repo. Run:

$ bingwallpaper

But this would keep on running as we check every 3 hours for new wallpaper. So it's better to do it this way:

$ bingwallpaper &>/dev/null &

Run Once

To update the wallpaper only once (Instead of checking every 3 hours), Run:

$ bingwallpaper -1

Setting Up Cron

To setup regular checks for new wallapers, edit crontab for the current user, using:

$ crontab -u $USER -e

, and add this line:

0 */6 * * * bingwallpaper -1 > /dev/null 2>&1

This will run every 6 hours. You can use this link for reference.

Note: If you installed this package from apt, then disable the startup script setup by default. Go to startup applications and remove 'bingwallpaper'


Feel free to make changes and send PR, I'll be accepting them.