|-f config_file||use an alternative configuration file, instead of ~/.bins/binsrc..|
|-o STR||Tells script to use only one copy of image using HTML size specs (height, width specs in the image tag) for scaled versions (instead of generating several images, one for each size).|
|Default is false.|
STR is an optional argument
to set how the one image is generated. Possible values:
|-d STR||Determine if tags found in EXIF structure are added in desc files.|
|STR is one of "always", "never" or "exist" ("exist" only adds if the desc file already exist.) Default is always.|
|-c color_style||Color style to use. Can be blue (default one), green, ivory and pink or any other one defined in configuration/description files. This option is deprecated (and thus, not supported by all templates), in favor of alternate stylesheets and the customStyleSheet parameter.|
|-s style||Template style to use (styles provided for now are joi, marc, martin, mwolson petrus, satyap and swigs).|
|-t template_dir||Specify location of html templates.|
|Default is ~/.bins, falling back to default versions in /etc/bins/templates.style.|
|-p||Numbers preceding the album title, followed by an underscore are stripped. If this option is given, then prefix ordering numbers on directories are removed. For example, if one has directories may, june, and august, they can be renamed 0_may, 1_june, and 2_august and they will appear in the album in the correct order.|
|-e||Tells the script to generate an editable version of the album. If set, some more links and icons are added to directly access the .xml files for editing. This is for editing purposes, not for a final album.|
|-i iKey,iKey...||Sets "ignore" keywords which will be compared against the contents of the ignore field of the albums XML file, in the ignore field in description section. If any of the iKeys match those in the albums "ignore" field, that album will not be processed. See also the ignore parameter.|
|-n iKey,iKey...||Sets "hidden" keywords which will be compared against the contents of the ignore field of the albums XML file, in the ignore field in description section. If any of the iKeys match those in the albums "ignore" field, that album will be hidden: it will not be linked anywhere. See also the hidden parameter.|
|-v X||X is the verbosity level (between 0 and 3)|
|-h||Show the help string this man page was originally based on.|
bins is also controlled by other files.
/etc/bins/binsrc ~/.bins/binsrc The binsrc files are XML files with a top level bins tag. There are three element names with bins: parameter, colors, and sizes. Each of these has a name attribute which names the data in the element content. The colors element has a style attribute, that can be used with the colorStyle parameter or the -c command line option. It contains color elements. The color elements name has one of the following values which is substituted into the template files. This tag is deprecated, in favor of alternate stylesheets and the customStyleSheet parameter.
PAGE_BACK PAGE_TITLE MAINBAR_BACK MAINBAR_TITLE MAINBAR_LINK MAINBAR_CURRENTPAGE SUBBAR_BACK SUBBAR_LINK SUBBAR_CURRENTPAGE SUBBAR_TITLE The sizes element contains size elements which each have a name attribute, a shortname attribute, a height attribute, and a width attribute. These default to
Small, Sm, 40%, 40% Medium, Med, 64%, 64% Large, Lg, 100%, 100% name and shortname are used in the output HTML and in generated filenames. The default values listed above are passed through gettext for localization; overrides in binsrc files are not, and should be in the desired language. For the parameter elements the name attribute names one of the following parameters.
addExifToDescFile If set to 1 (the default), write EXIF data found in the image file to the image desc file (but see also the -d flag). albumThumbInSubAlbumPage If set to 1 (the default), display the current album thumbnail in sub-albums page if it has pictures, with links to the thumbnails page. allThumbnailsPage If set to 1, generate a page with all thumbnails in the album and sub-albums. This is deactivated because it is an alpha feature which seems to not work properly. backgroundImage Set this to the image that should be displayed as the background of the album pages. The Image will be copied to the static files directory. This works only with joi, marc, martin and petrus templates for now.
borderOnThumbnails Width of the border of the thumbnails image in the thumbnails page, in pixels. 0 means no border.
colorStyle Name of the color style to use. Default is blue. See also the -c option which takes precedence. This option is deprecated (and thus, not supported by all templates), in favor of alternate stylesheets and the customStyleSheet parameter. compactHTML If set to 1, generated HTML code is cleaned up to reduce the size of pages and thus, speed up browsing. This reduces the size of HTML BINS files by about 30%. See HTML::Clean(3) to know how optimizations are performed. configFileName Can be set in the global config file, but only influences the basename of the local user config file. Defaults to .binsrc. createEmptyDescFields If set to 1 (the default), add empty description fields in the description section when the image description file is created to ease later manual editing. createHtaccess If 1, create an Apache .htaccess file in the root dir of the album with the encoding charset bound to html and htm files. This is a parameter global for the album, it cant be set in album.xml. customStyleSheet Set this to the CSS file that should be used as the stylesheet for the album pages. The CSS file will be copied to the static files directory. This works only with joi, marc, martin and petrus templates for now.
dateString Specify the format of date strings. This variable accepts all formats supported by date(1).
defaultSize Size to use when user clicks directly on the thumbnail in the thumbnails page instead of one of the size name. 0 is the first size (Small in the default config), 1 the second (Medium), and so on. Set this variable to -1 if you dont want the thumbnail to be clickable. deExifyImages If set to 1, do NOT copy exif data found in the source images to any of the generated resized images. Setting this option can yield significant space savings, especially for thumbnail and imagelist pages. emptyAlbumDesc If set to 1, and album desciption is not set, no message will be displayed (instead of the "No long/short description available" one). enlarge If set to 1, small images are enlarged in the "med" and "large" series. (defaults to 0). excludeBackgroundImage If set to 1, the image with the name given in backgroundImage will be excluded from the current directory.
excludeDirs Exclude directories that match this regexp (if set). Set to CVS$ in default config, so that CVS subdirs arent processed by bins.
excludeFiles Exclude image files that match this regexp (if set). No image files are excluded in default config.
maxAlbumsForLongSubAlbum If the number of sub albums is greater (than this value which defaults to 20), generate a short sub album page instead of the long one. (Short sub album pages appear to be unsupported at the moment; this option is disabled.) noRotation Dont perform rotation on files matching this regexp. This can used in conjunction with scaleIfSameSize=0 and a scaled size of 100%x100% to keep original pictures in your album. numThumbsPerPage Number of thumbnails (default of 16) displayed in each page in an album. pathImgNum If set to 1 the path in the imageview contains the number of the current image. pathShowIcon If set to 1 the path contains icons. previewMaxWidth previewMaxHeight Max thumbnail width and height (default 150x150). jpegProgressify whether to convert generated jpegs to progressive using jpegtran (if available). can be never, always, or smaller (if the progressified file is smaller than the baseline). reverseOrder Are we reversing sorting order for pictures or directories ? 0=none, 1=dirs, 2=pix, 3=both. See also -r command line option.
rotateImages Do we rotate images if the Orientation EXIF tag is found? If set to original (the default), the original image is rotated the first time, and then it is left untouched. If set to destination, this is all the scaled images and thumbnails that are rotated. This is less efficient, but the original images are preserved (and is useful if the original images are read-only). If set to none, no rotation is performed. rotateWithJpegtran If set to 1, bins try to use the jpegtran program to rotate JPEG images if it is available. jpegtran is faster and lossless, but some versions fail to perform rotation correctly, so it is deactivated in default config. If set to 0 or if jpegtran is not found, mogrify (from ImageMagick) is used. scaleIfSameSize If set to 1, we scale the picture even if destination size is the same as the original picture, if set to 0 (the default), the original image is just copied if the size is correct. scaleMethod What method should be used to create scaled pictures and thumbnails ? Can be either scale or sample. sample is faster, scale is better.
searchEngine If 1, generate a search page. Images can be searched on description fields set in the searchFields parameter.
searchFields Space separated list of description field names used by the search engine, if searchEngine is set to 1.
searchLimit Maximum results returned by the search engine, if searchEngine is set to 1. Note that if this number is too high, it can hang the browser.
stripDirPrefix If 1, numbers preceding the album title, followed by an underscore, are stripped. If this parameter is set, then prefix ordering numbers on directories are removed. For example, if one has directories may, june, and august, they can be renamed 0_may, 1_june, and 2_august and they will appear in the album in the correct order. This can be overridden by the -p command line option. templateStyle Name of the template style to use. Default is swigs. Other templates provided with BINS are joi, marc, martin, petrus and satyap. Several templates can be used for different sub-album of an album, by using this parameter in the bins section of the album.xml files. See also the -s option which takes precedence over binsrc (but not album.xml). thumbnailBackground If set to 1, add a background colour (SUBBAR_BACK) to the thumbnails cell in the thumbnails page so that if the top and bottom borders are wider than the image (for example, if it is in portrait mode), instead of spilling over, there is a border around the whole picture. By default, use the PAGE_BACK color. thumbnailInImageList Display thumbnails on the Image List page, set to 1 by default. thumbnailPageCycling If set to 0 next/prev-Links will be hidden if the actual page is the last/first Thumbnail page. thumbPrevNext If set to 1 (the default), display thumbnails close to the previous and next link at the bottom of the image page. thumbsPerRow Number of thumbnails (default of 4) displayed in each row in an album. titleOnThumbnail Should the title be displayed on top on the thumbnail in the thumbnails page? (defaults to 1.) treePreview If set to 1, preview thumbnails will be showed in the album tree page. This works only with joi, marc and petrus templates for now.
updateOriginalPerms If set to 1, read permissions on images will be set, to ensure http deamon will be able to read them.
userConfigDir Can be set in the global config file (since after the user one is read, it is too late). Defaults to ~/.bins and is processed by bsd_glob (see File::Glob for details.)
xmlEncoding XML files charset encoding. image.jpg The EXIF tags are extracted from the image. Currently only the Orientation tag influences the processing, but a variety of settings are copied into the HTML file generated via the details.html template. image.jpg.xml The XML file contains an image element, which contains three child elements:
description which has field children that contain per-image data. The name attribute names the tag (allowing simple extensibility, see the bins_edit --generic flag) but bins itself currently only makes use of
title description people location date event bins which works as described with the binsrc file settings, except that many of the settings are not meaningful in the context of a single picture. exif which has a cache of values copied from the EXIF tags in the image, to allow simpler processing by other tools. If a user wants to override the EXIF values and provide a replacement (such as a corrected Orientation or an Owner setting that reflects who you loaned the camera to) adding a priority attribute with a value of "1" will prevent bins from replacing it with the value in the image. album.xml This file contains an album element, which contains description and bins stanza as described for an image. The are extensible in the same manner, but bins only makes use of
dirname descFileName shortdesc title sampleimage longdesc include_images.txt includes image filenames (relative to the current album, i.e. the directory where the include_images.txt file is stored.) Each filename appears on a line by itself; a line beginning with a # is a comment, and lines composed entirely of whitespace are ignored. Otherwise, the line is exactly the filename. These images are included in the order listed, and added after any that actually appear in the directory. template.html There are a number of template HTMLfiles which are used to generate the actual images. The base names of these are
tree imagelist subalbum thumbnail details image The default versions of these files in /etc/bins/templates.default should show how they work, as does the HTML::Template documentation. Aside from the COLOR substitutions described above, a template can also reference
BINS_VERSION ENCODING GENERATED_DATE BINS_ID
This manual page was written by Mark W. Eichin email@example.com for the Debian system (but may be used by others). As it is mostly derived from the bins program itself, it is covered by the GNU General Public License.