I don't know a hige amount about this, but i do know of some batch files (.bat) which will execure and perform operations on a file when you paste the file onto them. It works (from a user's perspective) like this:
1.User has the bat file saved in a particular folder on a windows machine
2.They browse in the file explorer to the file they want to perform the operation on
3.They right clcik on that file and copy it
4.Then they navigate back to the the folder where the bat files is
5.They right click on it and paste the file they copied "onto" it.
6.The bat file opens and exceutes, svaing a version of the file which has had the operation performed into the same folder as the file came from.
The example i know is a file converting utility, you paste on a file in one format and the batch file runs (it opens up some exe files in the process and a load of other complex stuff) before saving the converted file in the folder next to the original.
I have only used a bat file of this type, I didn't make it, but this might give you some ideas of the sort of thing involved. This is for windows, on ubuntu things would be different.
Edited by rp88, 30 March 2015 - 08:05 PM.
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