Flickrfs is a virtual file mounting system that enable us to mount Flickr account like a partition in your Linux machine. Once mounted the flickr photo information can be accessed from the drive. This drive is similar to gmail drive. Another advantage is, after mounting the device any pictures copied into the drive will be automatically updated with your flickr account. All the files in the mount have a meta file which provide page titles, tags description etc..

Installation

Use package manager or apt-get for installing in Ubuntu.

Step 1

$ sudo apt-get install libfuse2 fuse-utils python2.4-fuse Imagemagick

Step 2

$ sudo modprobe fuse

$ sudo chmod 755 /usr/bin/fusermount

$ sudo chmod u+s /usr/bin/fusermount

$ sudo chmod 666 /dev/fuse

Step 3

Download flickrfs package from sourceforge, and untar it:

$ tar -xzvf flickrfs-*.tar.gz

OR, CVS version:

$ cvs -d:pserver:anonymous@flickrfs.cvs.sf.net:/cvsroot/flickrfs login

$ cvs -z3 -d:pserver:anonymous@flickrfs.cvs.sf.net:/cvsroot/flickrfs co -P flickrfs

Step 4

When you start the application for the first time, it will create configuration file called config.txt which can be updated. Where you can set the image size, syncing interval etc..

For more help visit flickrfs.

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