Command Line Interface > Executing and Terminating a Task > Enabling The Bot through the Command Line

Enabling and Disabling The Bot through the Command Line

Follow these steps to enable or disable The Bot through the CLI:

  1. In the templater-options.json file, set bot_enable in the tasks object to true. All other property keys in the tasks object should be set to false.
  2. Run the Templater launch script through the command line interface using the configured templater-options.json file. See Running Templater from the Command Line for more information.
  3. If you have launched After Effects with a user interface, Templater will display a dialog alerting you that The Bot is enabled. When you are ready to disable The Bot, click Disable and Quit After Effects on the open dialog.
  4. If you have launched After Effects without a user interface, you can check that The Bot is enabled by checking the log file. When you are ready to disable The Bot, close the command prompt or terminal window.

NOTE  A "bot_disable" property key does not exist in Templater's JSON options object. Disabling The Bot can only be done by clicking Disable and Quit After Effects or by closing the command prompt or terminal window.