darktable-generate-cache Man page



darktable-generate-cache – update darktable’s thumbnail cache


darktable-generate-cache [-h, –help; –version] [-m, –max-mip <0-7>] [–core ]


darktable is a digital photography workflow application for Linux, Mac
OS X and several other Unices. It’s described further in darktable.

darktable-generate-cache updates darktable’s thumbnail cache. You can
start this program to generate all missing thumbnails in the background
when your computer is idle.


All parameters are optional. If started without parameters darktable-
generate-cache uses reasonable defaults.

-h, –help
Gives usage information and terminates.

Gives copyright and version information and terminates.

-m, –max-mip <0-7>
darktable can handle and store thumbnails with up to eight
different resolution steps for each image. This parameter defines
which maximum resolution should be generated and defaults to 2.
There is normally no need to generate all possible resolutions
here; missing ones will be automatically generated by darktable the
moment they are needed.

All command line parameters following –core are passed to the
darktable core and handled as standard parameters. See
darktable for a detailed description of the options.



The principal developer of darktable is Johannes Hanika. The
(hopefully) complete list of contributors to the project is:

* developers: Henrik Andersson, Johannes Hanika, Tobias Ellinghaus,
Ulrich Pegelow.

* ubuntu packaging, color management, video tutorials: Pascal de

* opencl pipeline, usermanual: Ulrich Pegelow.

* networking, battle testing, translation expert: Alexandre Prokoudine.

* translation: a3novy, Alexandre Prokoudine, Anocha Yimsiriwattana,
Artur de Sousa Rocha, Daniele Giorgis, Dimitrios Psychogios, Ger
Siemerink, Guilherme Brondani Torri, Henrik Andersson, José Carlos
Casimiro, Josep Puigdemont, María Leandro, Mauro Bartoccelli, Michał
Prędotka, Mikko Ruohola, Milan Knížek, Olivier Tribout, Pascal Obry,
Richard Levitte, Roberto Quintero, Sebastien Delcoigne, Thomas Costis,
Thomas Pryds, Tobias Ellinghaus, Victor Lamoine.

* contributors: Aldric Renaudin, Alexandre Prokoudine, Alexey
Dokuchaev, Ammon Riley, Anton Keks, Antony Dovgal, Ari Makela, Benjamin
Cahill, Brian Teague, Bruce Guenter, Cherrot Luo, Chris Mason,
Christian Tellefsen, David Morel, Denis Cheremisov, Dennis Gnad, Diego
Segura, Dimitrios Psychogios, Eckhart Pedersen, Edouard Gomez, Edward
Herr, František Šidák, Gaspard Jankowiak, Ger Siemerink, Gianluigi
Calcaterra, Guilherme Brondani Torri, Ivan Tarozzi, James C. McPherson,
Jan Kundrát, Jean-Sébastien Pédron, Jérémy Rosen, Jesper Pedersen, Joao
Trindade, Jon Leighton, Jose Carlos Garcia Sogo, Josef Wells, Julian J.
M, Mattias Eriksson, Michal Babej, Michał Prędotka, Moritz Lipp,
Olivier Tribout, Pascal de Bruijn, Pascal Obry, parafin, Petr Styblo,
Pierre Le Magourou, Richard Levitte, Richard Tollerton, Robert Bieber,
Roland Riegel, Roman Lebedev, Rostyslav Pidgornyi, Sergey Pavlov, Simon
Harhues, Simon Spannagel, Stuart Henderson, Terry Jeffress, Tim Harder,
Togan Muftuoglu, Tom Vanderpoel, Ulrich Pegelow, Wolfgang Goetz,
Wolfgang Kuehnel, Yari Adan, hal, jan, maigl, tuxuser. And all those
of you that made previous releases possible.

This man page was written by Ulrich Pegelow as part of the usermanual. It was turned
into a man page by Tobias Ellinghaus .

Copyright (C) 2009-2015 by Authors.

darktable is free software; you can redistribute it and/or modify it
under the terms of the GPL v3 or (at your option) any later version.

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