This repository provides a simple Bash Command Line program (zamzar.sh) for using the REST-based Zamzar file conversion API. It has been tested on OSX but should also work with cygwin (on Windows) and Linux since it uses standard Bash conventions.
You will need to have cURL installed on your system to use this script.
If you find any issues please raise them against this repository, since it is monitored by the Zamzar development team. We welcome pull requests and suggestions for improvements. The code in this repository is MIT licensed.
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Clone this repository:
git clone firstname.lastname@example.org:zamzar/zamzar-bash.git
OR if you don't have git you can just download the script from https://github.com/zamzar/zamzar-bash/raw/master/zamzar.sh - don't forget to make it executable by running
chmod +x zamzar.shfrom your shell.
Edit your local copy of zamzar.sh to update it with your API key, replacing
FOO(your key is available from your account page):
KEY='foo' # Your API key - CHANGE THIS
Make sure you have cURL installed locally.
To find out what "to" formats are available for conversion for a given input file:
… should output:
- bmp (1 credits) - gif (1 credits) - ico (1 credits) - pcx (1 credits) - pdf (1 credits) - png (1 credits) - ps (1 credits) - tga (1 credits) - thumbnail (1 credits) - tiff (1 credits) - wbmp (1 credits) - webp (1 credits)
To convert a file into a different format and automatically download and save it to your current working directory with the same name and the file extension of the converted format:
./zamzar.sh ~/portrait.jpg png
… should output:
Job 313 is successful Downloading converted file(s) for job 313 Converted file (id #2870) saved to: portrait.png
To convert a file into a different format and automatically download and save it to a different directory:
./zamzar.sh ~/portrait.jpg png ~/Downloads/
To print out the version of the script being used:
To run a conversion in "debug" mode (useful for examining the cURL commands being run under the covers):
./zamzar.sh -d ~/portrait.jpg png
If you want to browse all the formats you can convert "from" and "to" using the Zamzar API then check out https://developers.zamzar.com/formats
If you want to extend this script to perform more advanced functions why not take a look at our comprehensive documentation which gives information on other operations and endpoints available in the API.