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« on: February 26, 2019, 08:30:20 PM »
First, thank you for such a powerful tool.

I must have missed this in the documentation... On the command line or in a windows batch file I begin the instruction with "exiftool "

I have looked high and low for the proper order of all that can follow the magic word but it's as if the tool will digest just about anything I feed it.

Are there rules of syntax? I've used examples from the site to do most of what I want to do but to blaze my own trail I need to know the rules of the road.


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Re: Newbie Question
« Reply #1 on: February 26, 2019, 09:16:21 PM »
The order of most options does not matter, except for the order of operations when writing tags.  FAQ 22 deals with this.  There are a few other exceptions mentioned in the documentation.

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...where DIR is the name of a directory/folder containing the images.  On Mac/Linux, use single quotes (') instead of double quotes (") around arguments containing a dollar sign ($).