I have been looking for ways to load files into directories and access them by running scripts, either Python or Linux. Can someone answer where exactly does Linux scripting or Python fall in place?
I recommend that you read the Modular inputs overview topic in the docs, to determine whether you want to stick with a scripted input or create modular input.
The information about scripted inputs starts with the Scripted inputs overview.
To add a scripted input to your inputs, see Get data from APIs and other remote data interfaces through scripted inputs.
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