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The log file as a batch file for debugging

When nothing appears to be happening, even after you have done a Metadata > Read Metadata, it is often because Exiftool has been enable to process the images.

To help you find out what has happened, the plugin can generate a log file which you can edit and use to run Exiftool in its interactive mode which displays messages about its activity and any problems it encountered.

  1. Run the plug-in with the "Log" check box ticked.
  2. Open the plug-in again and click the "log file" button
  3. In Notepad or TextEdit, remove the first line from the log file "01/11/2011 23:09:54 TRACE Remove trailing quote and add -k switch : "
  4. At the end of each line is -m" . Remove the double quote " and add -k, so the end of the line reads -m -k. This -k tells Exiftool not to close when it is finished and is helpful for debugging.
  5. Save the file



In Windows, I change the log file's extension to .bat, and it will then run as a batch file. On Mac I prefer to cut and paste into a Terminal window.




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