Controljob is a MS Windows command line program and can also be scripted in BAT or perl scripts.
It allows PStill and other command line tools to be used for scanning a directory (optional recursively) for jobs and convert/process them. It needs an installed and licensed PStill to run. Place the controljob.exe binary in the same location as pstill.exe so the license is found on startup.
Controljob can be used to build a kind of hot folder functionality for PStill and other converter tools. Use Option -l, -s # and -g # for this purpose. Controljob is not limited to calling PStill, in fact it can callup most any command line program that accepts command line parameters but it will only work when PStill is installed and licensed.
Usage: controljob [Optionen] regex-pattern "command @1@ options ..." Wildcards: '@1@' is replaced by the current file name (full path) Wildcards: '@2@' is replaced by the current file name (no path, no extension) Wildcards: '@3@' is replaced by the current file name extension (no '.') Wildcards: '@4@' is replaced by the current file name (full path, no extension) Options: -o logfile creates a log file -t logfile creates a single log file on success -d dir defines the root directory to run on -e errorfolder where to place error jobs (Command: retcode!=0) -r run recursive -l run permanent (looping) -s # wait # Sec between loops (Needs -l) -g # test # Sec before access to a file -E erase files after processing [WARNING! CHECK SETUP AND OPTIONS FIRST! POSSIBLE DATA LOSS!!] Example: controljob -d d:\input *.pdf "dir @1@" Example: controljob -d d:\input *.eps "c:\program files\gpstill\pstill -M default -o d:\results\@2@.pdf @1@" Example: controljob -d d:\input *.* "echo @1@ @2@ @3@ @4@" (Last example just returns the wildcard variables so you can see what it is doing) ATTENTION: Be sure to test your installation and setup before running with option -E ! Controljob will not ask for confirmation and just erase all files in the run.
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