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Importer CLI

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Importer CLI Options

To automatically copy files from for example a SD-card to the photo library. It could copy a single file, a directory with only the direct child files or a recursive directory. It automatically sort on the photos creation date. The 'importer Cli' could handle local imports, and in the 'Starsky web interface' there is a web import available.

To recursive (-r) import from the sdcard

./starskyimportercli -r -p "/Volumes/sdcard/"

Config file (appsettings.json)

For more information about the appsettings.json configuration

Structure configuration:

The default structure in appsettings.json is:

"App": {
"ThumbnailTempFolder": "/data/photodirectory/temp",
"StorageFolder": "/data/photodirectory/storage",
"DatabaseType": "sqlite",
"DatabaseConnection": "Data Source=data.db",
"Structure": "/yyyy/MM/yyyy_MM_dd*/yyyyMMdd_HHmmss_{filenamebase}.ext",
"ReadOnlyFolders": ["/2015","/2018"],
"ExifToolImportXmpCreate": "true"

Appsettings Notes

1) Structure uses slash as directory separator for Linux and Windows 2) The settings: ExifToolPath, ThumbnailTempFolder and StorageFolder uses the system path directory separators 3) The AddMemoryCache setting is ignored in the console/cli applications 4) The setting: ExifToolImportXmpCreate is used to create at import time a xmp file based on the raw image (default: false)

Structure configuation options:

  • dd * The day of the month, from 01 through 31.
  • MM * The month, from 01 through 12.
  • yyyy * The year as a four-digit number.
  • HH * The hour, using a 24-hour clock from 00 to 23.
  • mm * The minute, from 00 through 59.
  • ss * The second, from 00 through 59.
  • \\ * (double escape sign or double backslash); to escape dd use this: \\d\\d
  • / * (slash); is split in folder (Windows / Linux / Mac)
  • .ext * (dot ext); extension for example: .jpg
  • {filenamebase} * use the orginal filename without extension
  • * * (asterisk); match anything
  • *starksy* * Match the folder match that contains the word 'starksy'

Check for more date conversions:

To get help:

./starskyimportercli --help

The StarskyImporterCli --Help window:

Starksy Importer Cli ~ Help:
--help or -h == help (this window)
--path or -p == parameter: (string) ; full path
can be an folder or file, use '-p' for current directory
for multiple items use dot comma (;) to split and quotes (") around the input string
--move or -m == delete file after importing (default false / copy file)
--recursive or -r == Import Directory recursive (default: false / only the selected folder)
--structure == overwrite appsettings with filedirectory structure based on exif and filename create datetime
--index or -i == parameter: (bool) ; indexing, false is always copy, true is check if exist in db, default true
--clean or -x == true is to add a xmp sidecar file for raws, default true
--colorclass == update colorclass to this number value, default don't change
--verbose or -v == verbose, more detailed info
use -v -help to show settings:

Structure Examples

There are examples of how to manual configure the structure setting. This is all based on the creation date of the image or if the 'exif tag' (data inside the photo) is missing there is a filename structure is used.

Good examples

In the main folder

 input: /yyyyMMdd_HHmmss.ext
output: /20180731_215100.jpg

In the subfolder 2018

 input: /yyyy/yyyyMMdd_HHmmss.ext
output: /2018/20180731_215100.jpg

Using orginal name

  input: /yyyy/{filenamebase}.ext
output: /2018/example.jpg

Complete with Asterisk

With an Asterisk the folder with be autocompleted

  input: "/\\te\\s\\t*/{filenamebase}.ext"
output: /test/example.jpg

Escape characters parsed

  input: "/\\te\\s/{filenamebase}.ext"
output: /tes/example.jpg

Only an asterix

Gets the first folder of the list or default

  input: /*/yyyyMMdd_HHmmss.ext
output: /default/example.jpg
or output: /first/example.jpg

Bad examples

Exception due missing starting slash

  input: yyyy/yyyyMMdd_HHmmss.ext
output: (Exception dus missing starting slash)

Exception due missing extension

  input: yyyy/yyyyMMdd_HHmmss
output: (Exception dus missing missing extension)