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Application for viewing/modifying meta-data of files

asked 2016-09-01 12:32:38 -0500

psmis gravatar image

Fedora (Gnome) doesn't show too many information about files per default. Is there an application that allows me to view/modify every single information there is about a file?

Example files could be: odt/ods,docx/xls,pdf,jpg,png,etc.

cli-tools would be okay too.

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answered 2016-09-01 21:50:16 -0500

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updated 2016-09-01 22:09:37 -0500

I am using Gnome Commander (gnome-commander) as file manager, which shows me all meta data I am looking for.

Since you don't specify what exactly you are looking for, I don't know if it will suffice you, but it's worth a try.

Another very useful CLI tool for picture metadata is exiftool ( ) (Install with dnf install exiftool), and execute like this exiftool filename.jpg. There is also exiv2 ( ). It can display and modify exif metadata - haven't used it, but it's in official Fedora repo, so all you need is dnf install exiv2.

Ah, almost forgot a famous one here: ImageMagick - has both GUI and CLI (use for picture files).

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Thank you, exiftool seems to be what I was looking for. Something like this should be in the official repos

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