[DOCS] Revert files via the internal History

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[DOCS] Revert files via the internal History

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FileBot maintains a persistent history of previous move / copy / link / etc operations so you can revert them later any time.


Revert files via the GUI

Click Icon Open HistorySelect Groups or ItemsIcon Revert Selection to revert selected files:
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Revert files via the CLI

Revert the most recent group of files:

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filebot -revert
Revert the given set of files and folders:

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filebot -revert /path/to/files
Revert a selection of files:

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filebot -revert --mode interactive
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Print the internal history:

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filebot -script fn:history
Clear the internal history:

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filebot -clear-history
Revert files to their original names using xattr metadata instead of the internal history:

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filebot -rename -r /path/to/files --db xattr --format "{original}"



Example Usage

Process files:

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$ filebot -rename *.mp4 --db TheMovieDB -non-strict --action HARDLINK --log INFO
[HARDLINK] from [Avatar.mp4] to [Avatar (2009).mp4]

View xattr metadata:

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$ filebot -mediainfo *.mp4 --db xattr --format "{f.name} | {original} | {type} | {id}"
Avatar (2009).mp4 | Avatar | Movie | 19995
Avatar.mp4 | Avatar | Movie | 19995

Revert files:

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$ filebot -revert
Revert [Avatar (2009).mp4] to [Avatar.mp4]

Confirm that the newly created hardlink has been deleted, and that xattr metadata has been removed:

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$ filebot -mediainfo *.mp4 --db xattr --format "{f.name} | {original} | {type} | {id}"
Avatar.mp4 |  |  | 
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