[HOW TO] Everything: Scripts, Guides & Code Collection!

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[HOW TO] Everything: Scripts, Guides & Code Collection!

Post by Ithiel » 16 Jan 2014, 09:53

Welcome to the FileBot 'How To Everything' Directory!
Below is a collection of useful hints, tips, tutorials, scripts, and other awesome little nuggets of goodness that have built up over the forums over the last few years. This list isn't exhaustive, but it should help point you in the right direction for most things you would want to achieve. I've tried to limit this to 'complete' instruction sets that pretty much let you go in and grab what you're after without needing to troll for the rest of the answers.

Sure, you could probably use the search function to find this stuff yourself, but if you don't know what you don't know, then you have no way of knowing what you gotta know to know what you gotta know. or.. something like that. My train of thought just derailed for a little while there...

Tips, Tricks and Tutorials:
Episode / Movie Naming Scheme:
Scripting and Automation:
  • How about sharing your CLI scripts?
    Contains a collection of useful scripts that rednoah has created. If you want something to happen, there's a good chance it's in here.

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     Examples and Snippets[/b][/url]
    - Really useful collection of bits and pieces compiled by rednoah. If you know you're looking for something, but aren't sure what - try here.
    [url=http://www.filebot.net/forums/viewtopic.php?f=4&t=215][b]Automated Media Center[/b][/url]
    - Two parts epic, one part awesome, with just a hint of frigging-brilliant. This will help you automate the whole process of unrar'ing completed downloads, grouping them based on if they're movies or episodes, fetching subtitles, organising and renaming them based on your selected naming scheme, fetching artwork and generating nfi files, notifying XBMC, logging into MyEpisodes and mark newly downloaded episodes as 'acquired', and then sending a report about newly added files per email.
    [url=http://www.filebot.net/forums/viewtopic.php?f=4&t=520][b][GUIDE] Fully Automated Media Center with Transmission (Mac)[/b][/url]
    - Similar to the above, but for those dreaded 'Mac' users (which means it's instantly less cool - sorry). :-P
    [url=http://www.filebot.net/forums/viewtopic.php?f=4&t=1045][b][GUIDE] Fully Automated Media Center with pyLoad[/b][/url]
    - You may be sensing a pattern here. There's also a [url=http://www.filebot.net/forums/viewtopic.php?f=4&t=940]German version[/url] and a [url=https://github.com/Gutz-Pilz/pyLoad-stuff]GitHub[/url] for this one though.
    [url=http://www.filebot.net/forums/viewtopic.php?f=4&t=700][b][GUIDE] XBMCbuntu + Deluge(YaRSS2&Execute) + Filebot AMC[/b][/url]
    - The guide is specific to x86, so x64 users will need to adjust accordingly, but yeah - it's another automated media centre guide.
    [url=http://www.filebot.net/forums/viewtopic.php?f=4&t=1225][b][SCRIPT] FileBot.jar Auto Updater (Windows)[/b][/url]
    - Quick little tool for Windows that will update your FileBot.jar to the newest version while also making a backup of your old one. This is also included in the context menu script pack.
    [url=http://www.filebot.net/forums/viewtopic.php?f=4&t=1041][b][TOOL] Escape Tool for escaping cmdline arguments[/b][/url]
    - If you're working with cmdline arguments and are fighting with quotes, this little escape tool can auto create properly escaped code and help save your sanity.
    [url=http://www.filebot.net/forums/viewtopic.php?f=4&t=149][b][CODE] Send email/growl/etc notifications[/b][/url]
    - Send notifications about renamed/moved files etc.
    [url=http://www.filebot.net/forums/viewtopic.php?f=4&t=593][b][Script] Email yourself missing and upcoming episodes[/b][/url]
    - Searches your TV Shows and scrape online DB to find out what episodes you're missing, then sends you an email about it. Example uses cron to run the groovy script, but you should be able to adapt it to whatever floats your boat.
    [url=http://www.filebot.net/forums/viewtopic.php?f=4&t=188][b][CODE] FolderWatchService[/b][/url]
    - Here's a basic example for watching folders for new files. It'll just print the added/changed files.
    [url=http://www.filebot.net/forums/viewtopic.php?f=4&t=1172][b][FAQ] WARNING: Failed to preload libzen[/b][/url]
    - Run into that error? This explains it and tells you how to fix it :-)
    [url=http://www.filebot.net/forums/viewtopic.php?f=4&t=384][b][DEB] FileBot Auto-Install Script for Ubuntu[/b][/url]
    - Since there is no PPA, here's a shell script you should be able to just copy & paste into a terminal to install Java 7 and FileBot
    [url=http://www.filebot.net/forums/viewtopic.php?f=4&t=1037][b]Using FileBot for machine learning (with MALLET)[/b][/url]
    - OK, this serves minimal practical application (if any), but it's kinda cool.[/list]
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    [list][url=http://www.filebot.net/forums/viewtopic.php?f=6&t=1244][b][HOW TO] Fix 'Problems', Report 'Bugs', Get 'Features'[/b][/url]
    - Pretty much says what it does on the tin...
    [url=http://www.filebot.net/forums/viewtopic.php?f=6&t=465][b]Wishlist for New Features and Scripts[/b][/url]
    - This is the well in which all your hopes and dreams coalesce. Read the notes in the "Fix 'Problems', Report 'Bugs', Get 'Features'" thread above :-)
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