[FFmpeg-user] Is there some sort of ffmpeg completion or some sort of bash/zsh completion for ffmpeg ?

Carl Zwanzig cpz at tuunq.com
Tue Jan 7 19:49:38 EET 2020

On 1/7/2020 4:53 AM, shirish शिरीष wrote:
> I filedhttps://trac.ffmpeg.org/ticket/8462  but perhaps there is a
> better way of doing it. At times it becomes difficult to scroll
> through all the swtiches hence it would be nice if there was a
> bash-completion/zsh-completion script/s which would help achieve the
> same without minimum of fuss.

Given the complexities of ffmpeg's command set, not to otherwise mention all 
of the muxer/codec/filter options, that's a rather huge undertaking (if 
rationally possible at all).

It might be easier to create clean output from the command parser showing 
input files & options, the filter graph (bonus for including graph2dot), and 
the output & options. Verbose logging might do that (can't check at the 
moment), but will have other info to clutter up the output. (Or maybe a 
script to extract the interesting parts from the verbose logging.) Maybe 
I'll look into this in my "spare" time.

> and please CC me if anybody finds something interesting.
Or just read the mailing list.



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