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the title says it all. is there a tool?

I installed ExifTool, but can't find a way to remove all at once with one command.

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yes there is a tool to remove metadata.named as exiv2.

usage: exiv2 rm /path/to/location/files

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thanks for the answer. but thats only for images, right? –  aaaa Jun 14 '13 at 17:10
    
@aaaa yes my friend. –  AgentCool Jun 14 '13 at 17:37

You can use Metadata Extraction Tool

The Metadata Extract Tool includes a number of 'adapters' that extract metadata from specific file types. Extractors are currently provided for:

  • Images: BMP, GIF, JPEG and TIFF.
  • Office documents: MS Word (version 2, 6), Word Perfect, Open Office (version 1), MS Works, MS Excel, MS PowerPoint, and PDF.
  • Audio and Video: WAV, MP3 (normal and with ID3Tags), BFW, FLAC.
  • Markup languages: HTML and XML.
  • Internet files: ARC

If a file type is unknown the tool applies a generic adapter, which extracts data that the host system 'knows' about any given file (such as size, file name, and date created).

For more information, and to download visit Metadata Extraction Tool

Source:Metadata Extraction Tool

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exiftool -all= inputfile

The latest version of exiftool supports most file formats.

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