[DOCS] -exec custom post-process commands

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[DOCS] -exec custom post-process commands

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-exec option usage

The -exec option can be added to filebot -rename commands to call post-processing commands on newly renamed files, or to filebot -find and filebot -mediainfo commands to call custom commands on selected files akin to how standard POSIX find -exec works.

A. Call command multiple times, once for each unique argument sequence:

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filebot ... -exec command {expression}
B. Call command once, with each unique argument value passed along in the argument sequence:

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filebot ... -exec command {expression} +
:idea: -exec will deduplicate commands and argument values. Use "*" or "+*" allow duplicate commands and duplicate argument values:

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filebot ... -exec command {expression} "*"

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filebot ... -exec command {expression} "+*"


e.g. call echo for each file:

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-exec echo {f}

e.g. call chmod and pass in all files as arguments at once:

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-exec chmod -v 644 {f} +

e.g. call mkvpropedit on each file and set the embedded media title:

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-exec mkvpropedit {f} --edit info --set title={object}

e.g. call a custom script and pass along file paths and metadata:

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-exec /path/to/script.sh {f} {historic.f} {json}




--def exec amc script parameter usage

The amc script has a dedicated --def exec script parameter that works differently and independently from the filebot -rename -exec option:

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filebot -script fn:amc ... --def exec="echo {quote f}"
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