This is a simple command line utility for uploading images to winkflash.com Transporter(TM).
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# # Transporter(tm) is a trademark of Winkflash # Winkflash # 200 Circuit Drive # North Kingstown, RI 02852 # USA # www.winkflash.com # # The copyright holder makes no claim of affiliation with Winkflash.
The program is a console application and makes it very easy to script uploads to winkflash.com. In many aspects, it is much easier to use than the actual Winkflash Transporter(TM) program available for Windows only. With this tool, it would be easy to create a cron job to monitor a directory for upload.
The project is now also hosted on PyPI - the Python Package Index
So, ultimately, the easiest way to install is:
$> easy_install pywinktransporter
$> pip install pywinktransporter
If you wish to install from the downloaded tarball:
$> easy_install PyWinkTransporter-0.XXX.tar.gz
$> pip install PyWinkTransporter-0.XXX.tar.gz
Brute force install (will require other packages to be installed):
Download the tarball.
$> tar -xzf PyWinkTransporter-0.XXX.tar.gz $> cd PyWinkTransporter-0.XXX $> python setup.py install
Use easy_install.exe to install the program like this:
Afterwards, run the program like this:
If you want to use it without changing directories, add the C:\Python27\Scripts to your path.
*** NOTE: If you install as an Administrator, but run as a different user, some of the python packages will be installed with privileges that may not allow you to use them. If this is the case, you may have to browse to C:\Python27\Lib\site-packages and modify the security/permissions for the packages listed at the end of this wiki.
$> pywinktransporter username password /path/to/image.jpg $> pywinktransporter username password /path/to/myimages/*.jpg
Once complete, go to a browser and log into winkflash.com. Then navigate to the Transporter(TM) folder.
** NOTE: if you use pip or easy_install the following packages should be automatically installed for you.
On most systems, those projects above can be downloaded as a tar ball, extracted and installed using something like:
$> tar -xzf tarball.tgz $> cd tarball $> sudo python setup.py install
My recommended method for installing most of them is either easy_install or pip.
In brute force install, I installed them like this:
$> umask 022 $> sudo pip install requests $> sudo pip install beautifulsoup4 $> sudo pip install progressbar