[sane-devel] How to specify work/save-directory
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
Thanks for any help you can give.
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