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# this script is not written by me. Just using it and sharing it here. 

# export DBUS_SESSION_BUS_ADDRESS environment variable useful when the script is set as a cron job
PID=$(pgrep mate-session)
export DBUS_SESSION_BUS_ADDRESS=$(grep -z DBUS_SESSION_BUS_ADDRESS /proc/$PID/environ|cut -d= -f2-)

# $bing is needed to form the fully qualified URL for
# the Bing pic of the day

# $xmlURL is needed to get the xml data from which
# the relative URL for the Bing pic of the day is extracted
# The mkt parameter determines which Bing market you would like to
# obtain your images from.
# Valid values are: en-US, zh-CN, ja-JP, en-AU, en-UK, de-DE, en-NZ, en-CA.
# The idx parameter determines where to start from. 0 is the current day,
# 1 the previous day, etc.

# $saveDir is used to set the location where Bing pics of the day
# are stored.  $HOME holds the path of the current user's home directory

# Create saveDir if it does not already exist
mkdir -p $saveDir

# Set picture options
# Valid options are: none,wallpaper,centered,scaled,stretched,zoom,spanned

# The desired Bing picture resolution to download
# Valid options: "_1024x768" "_1280x720" "_1366x768" "_1920x1200"

# The file extension for the Bing pic

# Extract the relative URL of the Bing pic of the day from
# the XML data retrieved from xmlURL, form the fully qualified
# URL for the pic of the day, and store it in $picURL

# Form the URL for the desired pic resolution
desiredPicURL=$bing$(echo $(curl -s $xmlURL) | grep -oP "<urlBase>(.*)</urlBase>" | cut -d ">" -f 2 | cut -d "<" -f 1)$desiredPicRes$picExt

# Form the URL for the default pic resolution
defaultPicURL=$bing$(echo $(curl -s $xmlURL) | grep -oP "<url>(.*)</url>" | cut -d ">" -f 2 | cut -d "<" -f 1)

# $picName contains the filename of the Bing pic of the day

# Attempt to download the desired image resolution. If it doesn't
# exist then download the default image resolution
if wget --quiet --spider "$desiredPicURL"

    # Set picName to the desired picName
    # Download the Bing pic of the day at desired resolution
    curl -s -o $saveDir$picName $desiredPicURL
    # Set picName to the default picName
    # Download the Bing pic of the day at default resolution
    curl -s -o $saveDir$picName $defaultPicURL
   # Command to Select the latest file from directory
    PIC=$(ls -Art $saveDir/*.jpg | tail -n 1)

    # Set the MATE wallpaper
    gsettings set org.mate.background picture-filename $PIC

# Remove pictures older than 30 days
#find $saveDir -atime 30 -delete

# Exit the script