Scripting

Courier-IMAP to Dovecot Migration Script

I’ve just migrated a couple of servers from Courier-IMAP to Dovecot, and am very happy with the latter so far. I thought I’d share the courier2dovecot shell script I whipped together (based on the instructions I found in the migration how-to), for converting Courier-IMAP maildirs to Dovecot format. While the script is rather simple, it […]

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Linux

Shell scripts for archiving digital photos in directories by month

This is my version of the shell script “Shell scripts for archiving digital photos in directories by date“. It utilizes  the exiftags command available in most linux distributions like Gentoo and debian Linux. Though the metacam program is also usefull since it can read Nikon NEF-files.Here’s an example of a directory tree they create: 2006 […]

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Photo etc

Shell scripts for archiving digital photos in directories by date

The fact that most digital cameras store the shooting dates inside JPEG files in the EXIF format makes it possible to automatically archive the photos by date right after they are downloaded, which is exactly what the scripts below do. Here’s an example of a directory tree they create: 1999 1999-07 1999-07-14 IMG_48324.JPG IMG_48325.JPG IMG_48326.JPG […]

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Linux

Shell script for removing duplicate files

The following shell script finds duplicate (2 or more identical) files and outputs a new shell script containing commented-out rm statements for deleting them. You then have to edit the file to select which files to keep – the script can’t safely do it automatically! OUTF=rem-duplicates.sh; echo “#! /bin/sh” > $OUTF; find “$@” -type f […]

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