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Organise your TV Shows with ease

The Command Line Interface

These are the options you need to know!

If TV Rename is already running any CLI activity will be directed towards the running instance.

Main Options


Tell TV Rename to run a scan.


Tell TV Rename execute all the actions it can (including a scan).


Tell a hidden TV Rename session to exit.

Hidden Behaviour


Hides the User Interface and associated message boxes from view.
Defaults to not add missing folders (providing “/createmissing” is not set).
Exits once actions complete.


Depreciated - “/hide” has the same functionality.

Override Options


Creates folders if they are missing.


Ignore missing folders.


Allows a request to an existing TV Rename session to scan without renaming.

Settings Files


Recover will load a dialog box that enables the user to recover a prior TVDB.xml or TVRenameSettings.xml file. (Normally this dialog would only appear if the current settings are corrupted.)


Sets a custom folder path for the settings files.