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Command-line warriors, part one

Jul 02, 2010, 16:35 (0 Talkback[s])


Desktop-as-a-Service Designed for Any Cloud ? Nutanix Frame

"This is a post about some things you might have used a graphical tool for in the past, but which can be done just as well using command-line tools. Since I keep finding these little gems I hope I can continue this kind of post in the future. I'll try to categorize the tips and I'll only post the functionality I recently discovered and use myself, so this is not a reference for any of the programs mentioned.


"You accidentally selected "Delete All" on your digital cameras and now your photos are gone? You even fear they might have been overwritten by photos taken after the accident? Fear not, the same thing happened to me, and I was able to restore all the photos from the event plus photos going back as far as three months from my CF card in my 400d using the PhotoRec software.

"Cameras today often have an orientation sensor, so pictures taken in portrait mode will automatically be rotated. But this usually happens in the viewer, while the orientation is simply an EXIF tag. Of course this takes up precious computing time and not every viewer supports it. jhead can not only display EXIF information in a consistent manner but can also rotate pictures lossless and clear the orientation-tag afterwards. The call is:"

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