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I'm looking to set my wallpaper to a picture of the earth, and would like to re-download the picture every few hours. How could I, preferably from a terminal command, refresh the background to display the new version of the file?

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maybe this should be put on – Rixius Sep 7 '10 at 16:52
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Real-Time Earth Wallpaper For Linux original article reference.
Last I checked this was available over apt-get on Ubuntu.
Update: Real-Time Sunlight Wallpaper Debian package for Ubuntu.

The article describes sourcing for the wallpaper from
It gives the basic steps to set up the download and schedule a rotation with gnome-schedule.

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the link doesn't quite solve the situation, but it led me to realizing that the background will automatically update when the image changes. – Rixius Sep 7 '10 at 16:56
@Rixius, very-much. I am not working from my Ubuntu and forgot the path. Check my updated links for more details. – nik Sep 7 '10 at 16:58

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