So I leave this post here incase anyone else comes looking for it.
I have what I hope is a simple feature request and that is more power to control blender via a command line. I would like to be able to specify a bunch of options from the command line, I know that would be a lot of work so I have simple way of doing it.
Add an option to execute a python script, passing it arguments, with a certian blender file loaded without bringing up the GUI. This would act as if you had a file open in the text editor and pressed "Alt-P" but it would run the GUI, allowing it to be done via a terminal (in my case over SSH).
Here are a couple of syntax suggestions:
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blender -b my_blender_file.blend -P my_python_script.py arg_to_python_script another_arg_to_script blender -b my_blender_file.blend -P "my_python_script.py arg_to_python_script another_arg_to_script"
This would allow for a great amount of control, particullary of intrest is over render options for doing headless renders, and distributive rendering.