There's a Windows program called Visipics. It finds similar images, not merely duplicates. I find it superior to findimagedupes (I use it with Manjaro and Linux Mint) and competing Windows programs, and it works well with Wine.

But can I run Visipics in a bash script and have it perform a series of operations on images (as detailed in the pic below) without having to open the program and click the buttons myself?


  • Are you running this on a Unix machine? Or on a windows machine? – Stephen Harris Jul 23 '16 at 21:39
  • I'm running Visipics through Wine on Linux. The tricky thing is running it through a bash script, as I can run it fine with Wine on Linux and natively on Windows. I want all the actions performed through the bash script, without having to open up the program myself and click the buttons. – user8547 Jul 23 '16 at 21:47
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    have a look at 'gnee' it might be able to perform those GUI actions. – Jasen Jul 24 '16 at 5:56
  • @Jasen Tx. I just had a look at it, and it got me looking at other screen recorders. I installed a similar program called xmacro through the Arch User Repository. I followed StackExhange member Mark's instructions to make the program work with keyboard hotkeys, and it does work. Now I'll have to play around with it a bit to see if it can work with a series of operations from a bash script. – user8547 Jul 24 '16 at 8:03
  • xnee can (gnee is xnee with a gtk-based gui), use gnee to record and xnee for command-line playback. I have not looked at xmacro, – Jasen Jul 24 '16 at 9:21

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