[clug] .gvfs trouble

Andrew Janke a.janke at gmail.com
Sat Feb 6 01:43:42 MST 2010

On Sat, Feb 6, 2010 at 18:55, Eyal Lebedinsky <eyal at eyal.emu.id.au> wrote:
>  Turning the camera off and then on will mount it OK, but
> I am left with one stale camera icon on the desktop. BTW, is there
> a way to redraw the desktop, as it may clear this icon?

If you are gnomeish, then clicking anywhere on the desktop and
pressing Ctrl-R will do the trick.  I don't think this will get around
you camera problem though.

> A worse problem (and the one that made me write this note) is that
> timestamps on the camera do not show correctly and also copying as
> 'cp -p' ends up with the wrong time.

I have found time-stamps to be inconsistent for photos of flash media
(no idea why).If you really want to set the dates of the files then I
would write something in perl/python that pulls out the info from the
EXIF headers and set it using 'touch -t <blah>' or its equivalent in

I use this bit of perl to extract "picasa comments" from JPG files for example:


#! /usr/bin/env perl

use Image::IPTCInfo;

$i = "filename.jpg";

# get the image caption (from Picasa)
my $caption = new Image::IPTCInfo($i)->Attribute('caption/abstract');

print STDOUT "Got Caption: $caption";



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