Motion - Support Question 2012x 02x 19x 012609

How to set txt file as output

Question

I want to log time and date every time the webcam detects motion, but I have no particular use for images. The data need to be generated automatically to a convenient format like txt or excel to allow for subsequent statistical (numerical) analysis. I can accept that image files are saved as a biproduct even though it seems redundant.

I'm using Ubuntu 11.10. I didn't download Motion yet because I'm not sure it has the feature I'm looking for. Considering this software runs only in the terminal, please talk to me as if I'm a ten year old girl. I'm not a programmer.

Thank you for your time!

Sincerely Aqil


Environment

Motion version: 3.2.12
ffmpeg version:  
Libraries: ffmpeg, mysql, postgresql
Server OS:  
-- AqilG - 19 Feb 2012

Answer

Topic revision: r1 - 19 Feb 2012, AqilG
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