Flickrfs-How To Use?

Matthew Flaschen matthew.flaschen at
Tue Dec 30 21:57:31 UTC 2008

Leonard Chatagnier wrote:
> I'm trying to download my digital camera photos from Flickr and don't want to
> do it one picture at a time.-:(  Did some googling and saw 4 programs that allows
> one to download everything at once one of which is flickrfs but I can't figure out
> how to do it. The man say to edit the file named config.txt in ~ /.flickr with the 
> following:
> [configuration]
>         browser:/usr/bin/x-www-browser
>         image.size:1024x768
>         add.default.tag:yes
>         APIKey:f8aa9917a9ae5e44a87cae657924f42d
>         Secret:3fbf7144be7eca28
> Which was already the default config.  So I edited it to read:
> browser:/usr/bin/seamonkey   (my preferred)
> with everything else being the same.
> When I run:
> lchata at UbuntuHardyi386:~/.flickrfs$ flickrfs ~/Pictures -o nonempty
> Authorizing with flickr...
> Authorization complete.
> Sets are being populated in the background. Please wait...
> Sets have been populated. Done.
> fuse: mountpoint is not empty

I assume you have files in ~/Pictures.  You should use an empty
mountpoint, like it says.  Create an empty folder ~/FlickrDownloads,
then run

flickrfs ~/FlickrDownloads

> Since I am in the fuse group and used the -o nonempty option I'm
> a a loss as to what I'm doing wrong or how to get flickrfs to batch
> download my photos from the flickr site.
> Anyone out there using flickrfsw and know how to get it to
> dowmload batch photos correctly to my ~/Pictures dir, I would
> most welcome any clues.  I am not at all sure if ~/Picures is a 
> proper mount point or what is.

That was likely just an example.

Matt Flaschen

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