Wednesday, June 23, 2021

Just when I was thinking WIN10 wasn't that bad

 I started bringing pictures over and trying to put then into folders.

Jezus Kerist!
Can't you fuckers leave anything alone?
I tried to make a folder for the girls and it went to somewhere that tried turning them into a video that I can't delete.

I think I made a file, but can't find the fucking thing.

What's it like saving pics and putting them into files with Mint?


  1. Linux is the only way to go! Been using Mint for years - works great!

  2. Mint? Easy enough to move pictures: Drag/drop in a file manager, or "mv *.jpg " from the command line. Routine administration might make you put on your thinking cap from time to time, but nothing is out of your reach in linux (unlike with Windows). You can try Mint or other distributions by putting it on a USB stick. It won't touch your hard drive unless you command it to "install". PS - you can turn off all the BS about making MS accounts and automatic photo craptacularization in Win10 too. You just don't want the MS pre-selected default user experience, so you need to research it online awhile. This is the price you pay for being a thought criminal!

  3. A lot like Windows 7, except you can bookmark folders you use a lot and they appear in the left-hand pane along with all your drives and desktop, downloads, etc.

    Drag-and-drop works a lot the same too, but where Windows gives you a choice to copy or move, Mint has this sneaky little quirk: If you d&d a file to another folder on the same drive, it's "copy"; if you d&d a file to a folder on another drive, it's "move"

  4. I didn't think Win 10 was that bad (I DON'T LIKE IT) but it's better than 7 and 8

  5. It's easy. I don't use Mint -- I use Kodachi Linux because of security, but it's all the same with respect to your question.

    Because it's linux, there are a zillion different apps for moving files around, and of course you can do it trivially from the command line.

    People who are used to Windows or Macs are a little intimidated by the command line and think that you have to use it for everything. You don't. It's just that, after a while, you figure out that it's faster to type a three or four letter command than to go through the fifteen mouse clicks you go through in any GUI -- Windows, Mac, or one of the (many) Linux desktop options.

    Since it's linux, there are lots of options for what kind of command line script you want to use. The most common are bash, sh, csh, or zsh. To transfer all the files from one directory to another in any of these, it's this complicated:

    mv /first/directory/* /second/directory

    where "mv" means "move" (or "cp" if you want to "copy")
    then the source file(s), where "*" means "everything"
    then the destination directory

    If you wanted to transfer all the jpegs, then replace "*" with "*.jpg" or "*.jpeg" or whatever the extension is.

    If you want to make a folder the command is simply:

    mkdir girls_pictures

    where "mkdir" is "make directory" (instead of make "folder"). Note that "girls_pictures" has an underscore, since linux doesn't like spaces all that much -- it separates commands with spaces. The command:

    mkdir girls pictures

    will make two directories, "girls" and "pictures."

    If you insist on using spaces, the command would be:

    mkdir "girls pictures"

    which would work.

    Of course, you can also use any of a number of interpreted languages, such as python, to do it if you are so inclined.

    For a GUI, since my choice of desktops is "KDE", I use "Dolphin", but there are many others. See:

    I have a Nikon Z7, and it just plugs into the usb port and there's no problem seeing the files in order to copy them over. In the past, I've had some problems with linux recognizing the camera formats, but for the past two years, it's worked automagically.

    And again, there are a zillion free apps for viewing and printing images. I use Gwenview, out of habit, again because it's the native viewer for my KDE deskdtop.