I want to solve something about my nextcloud ( 21.0.7) setup which is bothering me for a while. I have an idea on how to do it and want to ask the community if this would work.
When I auto-upload photos and videos from my phone, the names of these files will be slightly different depending from what source they came from, e.g.
Since there is no way for me to change these names, and all my names on my nextcloud server follow a consistent naming scheme, I want them to be renamed on the server right after they were uploaded.
I wrote a little command-line program that takes an image or video path and renames the file according to its metadata. That works locally on my machine fine.
Now I would like to tell Nextcloud to do the following:
- Whenever a new file arrives in any sub-directory of my custom photo directory
- If this file is of type: [x, y, z, …]
- Call my program with this file as argument:
my_program rename path_of_new_file
Step 2 is optional since my program already checks the file extensions which I am interested in.
Now I looked around and it seems that Nextcloud Flows is what I am looking for.
So in my mind I can simply upload my program to my server, make it available system-wide so my nextcloud docker instance can use it. Then create a new flow that just includes a call to my program.
And then how do I tell it to run over my photo directory?
Will this mess with the database?
Any other stumbling stones anyone can see here?