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webmagick - manual page for webmagick 2.03pre26




webmagick [OPTIONS]


WebMagick ‘webmagick’ recurses through directories of images and builds HTML pages and image-maps to display those images in a web browser. Options may be specified on the command line as --option or in .webmagickrc files as $opt_option. By default WebMagick processes files in the current directory. See --srcdir for a way to process files in a different directory.


  Print debug messages (default off)
  Force cached thumbnails to be generated (default off)
  Force cached low resolution images to be generated (default off)
  Force HTML files to be generated (default off)
--[no]forcemontage Force montage (default off)
  Ignore directories with names like _vti (FrontPage directories) (default on)
  Put "Index of files" (default on)
  Display usage message (default off)
  Recurse directory tree (default off)
  Image directory to process
  Tell us more ... (default off)
  Print version and exit (default off)


  Relative path under rootdir to webmagick icons
  Global base URL for webmagick icons
  Add to any image URL
  Path to prepend to generated URLs (e.g. /~username)
  Absolute path to server root (NCSA DocumentRoot)

    Server-side imagemaps:

  Imagemap CGI program URL (set to ’’ for none)
  Server-side map type ("ncsa" or "cern")
--[no]serversidemap Enable server-side map writting (default off)


  Default index name for the whole site (default "index.html")
  Directory-name to title cross-reference base name (default ".dirindex")
  Image-name to thumbnail label cross-reference base name (default ".imgindex")
Line Format: <Image Name> <Short Description>[, <Full Description> ]
or: pageTitle <html page tile>[, <Montage Title> ]
  Name of master index files (default "index.html")
  Base name of page-related index files (default ".index")
  Name of directory info file (default "README.html")


  Cache thumbnails (default on)
  Subdirectory name to cache thumbnails in (default .cache)
  Format of cached thumbnails (default JPEG)
  Cache thumbnail geometry (default thumbgeom)
  Smallest image to cache in pixels, x*y (default 0)

    Low resolution images:

  Cache low resolution images (default on for Javascript, off otherwise)
  Subdirectory name to cache low resolution images in (default .640x480)
  Format of cached low resolution images (default JPEG)
  Cache low resolution geometry (default 640x480+2+2>)
  Smallest image to resize in pixels. (default 640*480)


  Force imagemap to be in GIF format (default off)
  Force imagemap to be in JPEG format (default off)
  Quality of JPEG imagemaps
  Maximum size of GIF imagemap before trying JPEG
  Montage columns
--rows Montage rows (max)
  Map generated image files to Netscape 216-color cube (default off)
  Montage background color
--thumbframebgcolor Background color inside of Frame (unused if no Frame)
--thumbborderwidth Thumbnail border width (pixels)
  Thumbnail image composition operation (default Replace) Over, In, Out, Atop, Xor, Plus, Minus, Add, Subtract, Difference, Bumpmap, Replace, MatteReplace, Mask, Blend, Displace
  Thumbnail title font
  Montage foreground color (effects label color)
  Geometry of frame around thumbnail (default no frame)
  Thumbnail geometry (widthxheight)
  Direction thumbnail gravitates to (default Center) NorthWest, North, NorthEast, West, Center, East, SouthWest, South, SouthEast. North is up.
  Format for default thumbnail text label
  Label width (in characters) to truncate to.
  Frame color (if thumbnail frames enabled)
  Enable decorative shadow under thumbnail
  Texture to tile onto the image background
--thumbtransparent Transparent color
  Unsharping parameters (for all images)
  Zoom filter algorithm (Box/Triangle/Mitchell)

    HTML Colors & Appearance:

  Optional user address info
--[no]centerfooter Center the footer text (default no)
  Don’t show WebMagick address and copyright info on pages (default off)
  Insert argument into <BODY> tag
  Insert argument into <HTML> tag
  Link (active) color
  Background color (also applied to JPEG montage background)
  Foreground text color
  Link (unvisited) color
  Link (visited) color
  Link (active) color (directory frame)
  Background color (directory frame)
  Foreground color (directory frame)
  Link (unvisited) color (directory frame)
  Link (visited) color (directory frame)
  Extension for directory frame
  Force there to be a link to "../index.html" in directory list even if we didn’t generate the file
  Force there to be no link to "../index.hml" in directory list even if we did generate the file
  URL to stylesheet (overrides other color options)
  Addition to rel=next, Chrome’s "prerender" for example (default "")
  Put rel=prev,next links to the <HEAD> (default 1)
  Output updates date (default on)
  Page footer (imagemap frame) (default to </article></DIV>)
  Page header (imagemap frame) (default to <DIV class="wm_center"><article>)
  Insert argument into <HEAD> section
  Prepend to the very top of each HTML
  Enable JavaScript output (default off)
--[no]readmevisible Show README.html on first page rather than just linking (default off)
  Use HTML divs instead of imagemaps for thumbnails (default off)
  Use HTML tables instead of imagemaps for thumbnails (default off)
  Table HTML parameters
  HTML before table contents
  HTML after table contents
--title Page title
  Put Up/First button before Prev/Next buttons (default on)
  Use for thumbnails and pictures (default on)

    Per-image HTML options:

  Per-image HTML file generation (default off)
  Regexp to drop from ALT= (default "")
  Some words to append to ALT= (default "")
  Some words to prepend to ALT= (default "")
  Per-image HTML, extra HTML to display below image (default to </article></DIV>)
  Per-image HTML file extension (default .html)
  Per-image HTML, show navigation buttons (default off)
--[no]pichtmlputtitle Put per-image HTML picture title (default on)
  Put per-image picture title above image (default on)
--[no]edgelinksindex Edge-links on per-image HTML link back to index (default off)
  Per-image HTML default frame target
  End tags for per-image HTML picture title (default </P>)
--pichtmltitlestart Start tags for per-image HTML picture title (default <P>)
  Per-image HTML, extra HTML to display above image (default to <DIV class="wm_center"><article>)
  Use a fancier HTML table (default off). Caution, the default
colors do not look good with this option.

    Frame Options:

  Use frames, if no - single directory collection assumed (default no)
--framemarginwidth Pixels allocated to frame margin in horizontal direction (default 1)
--framemarginheight Pixels allocated to frame margin in vertical direction (default 1)
  Enable (1, default) or disable (0) decorative frame borders
  Frame style to use (out of those available)
  Allow user to configure framestyle, columns and rows (requires javascript and tables) (default off)

    Messages Replacement:

  "Copyright "
  "%B %e, %Y" (see strftime(3))
  "Directory Navigator"
  "Index of directory"
  "Index of files "
  "Page Navigator"
  "Page updated on"
  "Produced by"


Report bugs to <>. Visit the WebMagick web page at


The full documentation for webmagick is maintained as a Texinfo manual. If the info and webmagick programs are properly installed at your site, the command
info webmagick
should give you access to the complete manual.
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