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Wicked Cool Shell Scripts, 2nd Edition by Brandon Perry, Dave Taylor

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14IMAGEMAGICK AND WORKING WITH GRAPHICS FILES

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The command line has an extraordinary range of capabilities in the Linux world, but because it’s text based, there’s not much you can do with graphics. Or is there?

It turns out that a hugely powerful suite of command line utilities, ImageMagick, is available for just about every command line environment, from OS X to Linux to many more. To use the scripts in this chapter, you’ll need to download and install the suite from http://www.imagemagick.org/ or from a package manager such as apt, yum, or brew, if you didn’t already do so in Script #91 on page 304.

Because the utilities are designed to work ...

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