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Using Bing Wallpapers in Lunux

Jan 31, 2017

Just written a simple python script to get fancy Bing Wallpapers on my Linux desktop. Usage:

python3 bing_wallpaper_fetch.py -c 8 -d ~/Pictures/Wallpapers

The script is added to /etc/crontab to fetch the latest wallpaper every day:

#/etc/crontab
#Fetch the new Bing Wallpaper daily at 13:00
0 13 * * * tim python3 /home/tim/dev/bing-wallpaper-fetch/bing_wallpaper_fetch.py -c 1 -d ~/Pictures/Wallpapers/Bing

After being fetched, the images are picked up and displayed by amazing vrty application.

Note: due to the Bing’s API limitation, only the last 16 images are available for download – to be fixed later