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    I have a procedure that I run after each update to a master media library, to sync the changes to slave libraries in different file formats, through a converter program.

    Even with BC3 assistance for the IDing of the out-of-date files, it is painfully manual.

    Is there any way to get BC3 Sync to go through my command-line converter?

  • #2
    Please?

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    • #3
      I can't see us doing that soon, but there might be other ways to make this easier. Can you give a little more detail what your update process is right now and how you use BC in it?
      Zoë P Scooter Software

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      • #4
        The update process is, each time:

        1 Run BC Folder Compare to determine more-recent sources
        2 Copy IDed filepaths into a text file
        3 Global edit that file into a list format suitable for the converter's GUI
        4 Import file list into the converter, and run.

        What I'd like is

        1 Once, configure a BC sync session with a converter command line
        2 Each time, run that saved BC sync session

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        • #5
          I know what you'd like I think we've actually had at least one other request for something like this, but it isn't going to happen short term.

          If I were doing this I'd create a script that had BC generate a plain text "Summary List" report, and then I'd use sed to modify the report into a batch file that called the converter for each file. You wouldn't get nice progress reporting and cancelability, of course, but you could wrap it all in a second batch file so it would be completely automated.
          Zoë P Scooter Software

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          • #6
            Originally posted by Craig View Post
            I think we've actually had at least one other request for something like this, but it isn't going to happen short term.
            No problam - I'm patient! Esp. since I can see BC is not far off with its current external commands.

            > If I were doing this I'd create a script that had BC generate a plain
            > text "Summary List" report

            Thanks - will try.

            > and then I'd use sed to modify the report

            Have done.

            > You wouldn't get nice progress reporting and cancelability, of course

            My bigger issue is the start-up overhead of the converter program - repeated for X,000 files - but I won't ask BC for the solution to that!

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