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by MattZ40
Wed Nov 28, 2018 9:36 pm
Forum: Python
Topic: Management of duplicate file names
Replies: 4
Views: 593

Re: Management of duplicate file names

I must have messed up cutting and pasting somehow. But I saw your other reply and thank you very much. It not only works great but I learned a lot too!
by MattZ40
Wed Nov 28, 2018 9:31 pm
Forum: General programming discussion
Topic: Picture frame project, managing files
Replies: 7
Views: 3693

Re: Picture frame project, managing files

Thank you so much Gordon! It works like a charm. And also thank you for adding the comments that made it understandable and a great learning experience!
by MattZ40
Wed Nov 28, 2018 1:08 am
Forum: Python
Topic: Management of duplicate file names
Replies: 4
Views: 593

Management of duplicate file names

Apologies for cross posting this but I'm moving it from beginner discussion to Python. I'm struggling with my first python script and not making any progress past my first stab at it. I'm trying to create a script that will compare file names in 2 directories, /source and /target, move duplicate fil...
by MattZ40
Mon Nov 26, 2018 3:20 pm
Forum: General programming discussion
Topic: Picture frame project, managing files
Replies: 7
Views: 3693

Re: Picture frame project, managing files

gordon77 wrote:
Mon Nov 26, 2018 2:56 pm
Could you put your code in a code box eg

It will be much easier to understand and maintain the indentation.
I was wondering how that was done, now I know. I edited the post above. Good advice, thanks gordon.
by MattZ40
Mon Nov 26, 2018 2:49 pm
Forum: General programming discussion
Topic: Picture frame project, managing files
Replies: 7
Views: 3693

Re: Picture frame project, managing files

What scripting language are you using? It would be pretty simple to do a brute-force check in Python. Since I started the thread I've been watching Python tutorials trying to figure out how to do this. 5 days later and I'm still not an expert, go figure... But it's interesting and I'm making progre...
by MattZ40
Wed Nov 21, 2018 9:00 pm
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: Bash: No such file or directory
Replies: 8
Views: 1636

Re: Bash: No such file or directory

if you cd into /frame and type ./startframe.sh Does it work? Yes I does, and the is script running on boot. I'll take the advice offered above and read up on absolute and relative paths. As I mentioned this thing has been hanging on the wall a long time, since I switched out the via epia-m system b...
by MattZ40
Wed Nov 21, 2018 3:59 pm
Forum: General programming discussion
Topic: Picture frame project, managing files
Replies: 7
Views: 3693

Picture frame project, managing files

I'm updating an electronic picture frame I made a long time ago and need to find or create a script to avoid duplicate file names but don't know where to start. All drives and directories are mounted and accessible, slide show script is running, and I've automated adding new pictures to the frame. I...
by MattZ40
Tue Nov 20, 2018 9:27 pm
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: Bash: No such file or directory
Replies: 8
Views: 1636

Re: Bash: No such file or directory

If I try to execute it in a terminal by typing "/frame/startframe.sh" I get "bash: /frame/startframe.sh: No such file or directory" If I cd to the /frame directory and type "frame.sh" I get "frame.sh: command not found" If I add sudo before the commands above, both return "command not found" From t...
by MattZ40
Tue Nov 20, 2018 9:01 pm
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: Bash: No such file or directory
Replies: 8
Views: 1636

Re: Bash: No such file or directory

A couple of quick thoughts: 1) Why hashbang to sh and not bash? sh on the Pi is a symbolic link that points to dash on Stretch. 2) Do you have the execute flag set? 1) No reason other than I've had it that way for over a decade. I switched it to bash and it does the same thing, although it also is ...
by MattZ40
Tue Nov 20, 2018 5:57 pm
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: Bash: No such file or directory
Replies: 8
Views: 1636

Bash: No such file or directory

Hopefully someone can offer some advice. I've struggled with this for a week and have made no progress so I'm appealing to the experts. I'm trying to run a script called startframe.sh If I get to it via file manager, double click it, then click on Execute, it runs. If I try to execute it in a termin...

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