darktable-generate-cache binary updates darktable’s thumbnail cache. Invoke this program to generate all missing thumbnails in the background when your computer is idle.
darktable-generate-cache can be called with the following command line parameters:
darktable-generate-cache [-h, --help] [--version] [--min-mip <0-7>] [-m, --max-mip <0 - 7>] [--min-imgid <N>] [--max-imgid <N>] [--core <darktable options>]
All parameters are optional. If started without parameters
darktable-generate-cache uses reasonable defaults.
- Display usage information and terminate.
- Display copyright and version information and terminate.
--min-mip <0 - 7>, -m, --max-mip <0 - 7>
- darktable can store thumbnails with up to eight different resolution steps for each image. These parameters define the maximum resolutionw which should be generated (defaults to a range of 0-2). There is normally no need to generate all possible resolutions here; missing ones will be automatically generated by darktable the moment they are needed. When asked to generate multiple resolutions at once, the lower-resolution images are quickly downsampled from the highest-resolution image.
--min-imgid <N>, --max-imgid <N>
- Specifies the range of internal image IDs from the database to work on. If no range is given,
darktable-generate-cachewill process all images.
--core <darktable options>
- All command line parameters following
--coreare passed to the darktable core and handled as standard parameters. See the darktable binary section for a detailed description.