Allows defining config templates containing one or more plugins and re-using them in multiple tasks. Note that templates are not executed separately. All included templates will be merged into the task before it is run.
templates: tv: series: - foo - bar download: ~/download/series/ movies: imdb: min_score: 6.2 min_votes: 5000 download: ~/download/movies/ tasks: some-task: rss: http://example.com template: tv another-task: rss: http://example2.com template: movies third-task: rss: http://example3.com template: - tv - movies
To execute all tasks that have certain template you can use
--template NAME or
$ flexget exec --template movies
$ flexget exec -T tv
In case you're using multiple templates in a task and more than one template has same plugin, they must be
configured in same format for merge to be possible. Additionally (as of 1.2), all plugins, whether configured in a task or a preset, must be valid on their own, before merging. This means that all required fields must be included anywhere a plugin is configured, rather than having multiple presets merged to create a complete one.
template-a: series: - foo - bar template-b: series: settings: 720p: timeframe: 12 hours 720p: - xxx - yyy
Why is it incompatible?
Template-a has list under series where as template-b has key value-pairs.
For merging to work they need to be in same format:
template-a: series: normal: - foo - bar template-b: series: settings: 720p: timeframe: 12 hours 720p: - xxx - yyy
In which case the result is:
series: settings: 720p: timeframe: 12 hours 720p: - xxx - yyy normal: - foo - bar
Simple values cannot never be merged. So for example multiple
rss: <url> or
include: <file> cannot be defined within task & template. Include accepts list format for files so that can be used instead.
New users should avoid using global templates as it is way too easy to shoot yourself in the foot if you're not careful.
Allow specifying plugins for every task without being explicitly told so.
templates: global: download: ~/torrents/ tasks: task-a: rss: ... task-b: rss: ...
Both tasks task-a and task-b use automatically global template.
The global template can be disabled on a specific task by including the special template
or, if you also need to include other templates
template: - no_global - template-b
TIP : If you need a more advanced template feature, you may want to use YAML anchors.