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darktable-generate-cache generates missing thumbnails when your computer is in idle. That is what the manual says.

Here is my question:

  1. How to change the cache folder where the darktable-generate-cache generates?

    I need to know it since I'm using a different cache folder rather than default one.

  2. I don't understand the part "when your computer is in idle."

    Is it actually working without closing the application itself? Since Idle or not the database file is locked.

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  1. From the Darktable manual:
darktable-generate-cache --core --cachedir <directory>
  1. I'm not sure what they mean by "when your computer is in idle" – possibly it's just meant to suggest you run this program when you're not otherwise using the CPU?
  • I didn't understand the manpage says about the --core option. Thanks to your answer, now I understand it. – Smile Nov 23 '19 at 5:55

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