[DOCS] How do I process input files in a specific order?

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[DOCS] How do I process input files in a specific order?

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(requires FileBot r9858 or higher) By default, filebot will process files in input argument order. The --file-order option can be used to process files in a different order.


e.g. order by video height from highest to lowest:

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--file-order "height"

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$ filebot -mediainfo -r /input --file-order "height" --format "{fn} | {resolution} | {vcf}"
B | 1920x1080 | AVC
C | 1920x1080 | HEVC
A | 480x360 | MPEG-4 Visual


e.g. order by video duration from shortest to longest:

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--file-order "^duration"

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$ filebot -mediainfo -r /input --file-order "^duration" --format "{fn} | {resolution} | {vcf} | {hours}"
A | 480x360 | MPEG-4 Visual | 0∶01
C | 1920x1080 | HEVC | 0∶25
B | 1920x1080 | AVC | 1∶05

:idea: The --file-order option uses descending order by default. Use ^ to switch to ascending order.



e.g. order by file creation date from newest to oldest:

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--file-order "ct"

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$ filebot -mediainfo -r /input --file-order --file-order "ct" --format "{fn} | {resolution} | {vcf} | {ct}"
C | 1920x1080 | HEVC | 2023-01-01T00:00:00Z
B | 1920x1080 | AVC | 2022-01-01T00:00:00Z
A | 480x360 | MPEG-4 Visual | 2017-01-01T00:00:00Z


e.g. order by file size from largest to smallest:

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--file-order "bytes"

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$ filebot -mediainfo -r /input --file-order --file-order "bytes" --format "{fn} | {resolution} | {vcf} | {bytes}"
B | 1920x1080 | AVC | 4.4 GB
C | 1920x1080 | HEVC | 1.1 GB
A | 480x360 | MPEG-4 Visual | 14 MB


e.g. order by height first, then by creation date second, in descending order:

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--file-order "[height, ct]"

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$ filebot -mediainfo -r /input --file-order "[height, ct]" --format "{fn} | {resolution} | {vcf} | {ct}"
C | 1920x1080 | HEVC | 2023-01-01T00:00:00Z
B | 1920x1080 | AVC | 2022-01-01T00:00:00Z
A | 480x360 | MPEG-4 Visual | 2017-01-01T00:00:00Z
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