Author Topic: Keeping Exiftool up to date  (Read 192 times)

greybeard

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Keeping Exiftool up to date
« on: April 15, 2020, 05:50:03 AM »
I have a script that checks that the version on my server is up to date (and installs the latest if necessary).

It uses the rss feed to check on the latest version and the file to down load for the Image::Exiftool libraries.

Is this the best / most reliable method?

Phil Harvey

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Re: Keeping Exiftool up to date
« Reply #1 on: April 15, 2020, 07:17:08 AM »
The best way to get the current version is to check this file:

https://exiftool.org/ver.txt

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...where DIR is the name of a directory/folder containing the images.  On Mac/Linux, use single quotes (') instead of double quotes (") around arguments containing a dollar sign ($).

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Re: Keeping Exiftool up to date
« Reply #2 on: April 15, 2020, 07:44:56 AM »
Thanks a lot - can I assume you will keep the same format for the download URL? i.e. https://exiftool.org/Image-ExifTool-11.93.tar.gz

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Re: Keeping Exiftool up to date
« Reply #3 on: April 15, 2020, 08:42:20 AM »
Yes.
...where DIR is the name of a directory/folder containing the images.  On Mac/Linux, use single quotes (') instead of double quotes (") around arguments containing a dollar sign ($).