[sane-devel] How to specify work/save-directory

Julien Michielsen julien at michkloo.xs4all.nl
Tue Oct 30 10:45:43 UTC 2007

I've got a big scanjob, in which I want to scan part of the archive of a 
club I'm member of. I want to scan month by month, and save the scans in 
a directory-structure like dirname/year/month. The years are subdirec- 
tories of the top-dirname, and the years have at maximum 12 subdirs, for 
the months with material to be archived.
I did try to specify a save-directory under "preferences", and tried two 
"candidates" to specify the save-directory: under "setup" one can speci- 
fy (under tab Save) the "temporary directory". This did not work as well 
as I wish. I've got a rather complicated subdir-structure, and the 
directory I intended looked like ~/subdir1/sd2/sd3/sd4/targetdir. A 
second candidate to specify the directory settings was the "save device 
settings", but whatever I tried, I could not get closer to the targetdir 
than ~/subdir1/sd2. Tried a less complicated directorystructure, and 
speci- fied /mnt/partition as the save-directory. Tried to specify this 
under preferences -> setup -> save , and under 
preferences -> setup -> Save device settings.
But whatever I tried, xsane kept ~/subdir1/sd2 as the place to save my 
scans to. Did I forget something, or tried something that is entirely 
impossible? Or can I indeed specify my work/save-directory wherever I 
want to?

Thanks for any help you can give.
Julien Michielsen

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