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Change desktop background from Terminal [duplicate]

I need to change the background of my desktop in Ubuntu 12. 04 with a command in terminal, in order to make a script with bash. Does anyone know how to do it?
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Changing desktop background in bash [duplicate]

I wanted to make a bash script that takes a random picture from a folder and sets it as the desktop background. I figured out the algorithm (it's not hard) but I can't find a command that would change ...
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17.04 Mate. Can't set background with setbg [duplicate]

I am trying to set my background using setbg with the following command xsetbg -fullscreen Libraries/Pictures/Pictures/1998_Chicago/565462-R10-04-21.jpg When I do, nothing happens and the return code ...
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Setting desktop background with gconftool-2 [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How to change desktop background from command line in Unity? gconftool-2 --type string --set /desktop/gnome/background/picture_filename /path/file.jpg doesn't work. It ...
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How can I change the desktop wallpaper from the command line in Ubuntu Desktop 13.04? [duplicate]

How can I change the desktop wallpaper from the command line in Ubuntu Desktop 13.04? I most recent tried the following, but it did not work: gsettings set org.gnome.desktop.background picture-uri ...
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Background not changing using gsettings from cron

I'm trying to change my wallpaper to a random image using Indrajith Indraprastham's suggested script here: How to change desktop background from command line in Unity? When I run the script from a ...
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How do I change the desktop background from command line?

How can I change my desktop background from command line?
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Unity launcher full - Need more icons

I have already reduced the Unity launcher icons to 32 but still the space is exhausted already with my most-used programs. Basically I have to scroll often in the unity launcher bar with is annoying. ...
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Problem with setting wallpaper using gsettings

I used gsettings set org.gnome.desktop.background picture-uri 'file://PathToImage' to set an image as a wallpaper as suggested in this answer. This does not do the job properly. For today's bing image,...
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The gsettings command line tool doesn't change the background

I've been using elementary os for the last half a year and now I have installed the latest Ubuntu on my system. On elementary os, I was using this command to change the desktop background: gsettings ...
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Set desktop background from command line over ssh

I am attempting to set my desktop background from the command line in ubuntu 12.04. I am able to do this from the terminal on the actual machine as described here. gsettings set org.gnome.desktop....
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Can I automatically change the desktop wallpaper everytime I log on

I have learned how to change the background via the terminal but can I get the terminal to change to a different background every time I log on?
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Unable to change desktop background using gsettings in Unity [closed]

I am using Ubuntu 14 Unity. I am unable to change my wallpaper from the terminal. Instead of the wallpaper the lock screen pic is changed. I typed this in the terminal by referring this link ...
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How to change display settings and gnome tweak tool settings by using terminal?

I am using the latest version of Ubuntu. I want to build a custom Ubuntu image (ISO) with Cubic Builder. But Cubic allows me to change things only by terminal (not creating Live Cd ISO). So what do i ...
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ubuntu 14.04 wifi and Ethernet doesn't works [duplicate]

i've just install Ubuntu 14.04 from a key on my computer, I have already installed 5 time ubuntu on other computer, but for this one, i can't connect to internet at all... And i have try every ...
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