Since the 4.21 release, FileSieve can be controlled via automation. Automation allows commands to be passed to FileSieve either via the command line or via a text file.

The purpose of this is to allow FileSieve to be started, have it perform a set of actions, and then exit - all without manual interaction.

Commands that are passed in via the commandline are processed in the order they are specified. For example, specifying the Start command will prompt FileSieve to start processing the currently active profile (which will be the last selected profile when FileSieve is started); if you want to process a specific profile, then passing in the Profile command before the Start command will select the specified profile and then start processing.

Please note that while most automation features are available to both the command line and externally, the Home Edition or the Enterprise Edition of FileSieve is needed to be able to utilise external file automation.