I am looking for a linux CLI alternative to flickrsync for Windows. I would like to sync a linux directory to flickr, with photos added, being automatically uploaded, and photos removed, being deleted from flickr.

Folders2Flickr only uploads, flickrfs does not seem to delete either and furthermore depends on app specific file permissions.

  • \$\begingroup\$ Probably better fits on softwarerecs. \$\endgroup\$
    – sebix
    Mar 28, 2015 at 8:41
  • \$\begingroup\$ @sebix I thought about that before posting, I checked with the cross-site search at stackexchange.com, and this site had all the related questions. Thats why I posted it here (and it is basically a segment of a photo-workflow). \$\endgroup\$
    – Martin
    Mar 29, 2015 at 22:36
  • \$\begingroup\$ Haven't tried it, but take a look at sourceforge.net/projects/flickrsync It's written in perl, so it may run on Linux. The top descriptions don't say one way or the other. \$\endgroup\$
    – Joe
    Mar 31, 2015 at 22:28
  • \$\begingroup\$ Just downloaded it and it is in fact an exe == Windows. Tried to run it with mono runtime and wine with no success, so sorry for the earlier comment. \$\endgroup\$
    – Joe
    Mar 31, 2015 at 22:41
  • \$\begingroup\$ Found script source at sourceforge.net/p/flickrsync/code/ci/master/tree/…, but I don't know perl. \$\endgroup\$
    – Joe
    Mar 31, 2015 at 22:48

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Have you tried folders2flickr. It's a python script that has served me very well. As an added bonus, you can automatically add a label to the picture based on the foldername it is in.


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