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keep same inodes metadata with rsync or ignore metadata with du

I'm trying to synchronize two folders from a remote computer. I want to use rsync to send the folder, and du to check if the space used is identical on the remote computer. The problem is even with a ...
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What is gvfsd-metadata?

A little Googling tells me that it often hogs CPU, and writes a lot of (worthless?) data to disc. In my own experience it simply consumes about 15%-20% CPU and offers me no benefits I can see. I've ...
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How many number this file has been modified before?

I suppose this is not that easy, but for that I'm asking here. So my question is how to record all modifications have done to certain file. In other words I would know how many times a given file is ...
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What application can edit WebM metadata?

I have a few hundred WebM files, which include audio and video in one file (WebM is a container format). I want to edit their metadata, like: artist who performs the song title of the song album ...
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Converting a file to directory

As we know "Everything in Linux" is a file, and moreover directory is just a file containing other files. So, I don't know if this "crazy idea" possible, but it should be in someway according to the ...
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Find the properties of an mp3 file via command line

Is it possible, via command line (shell command), to check for properties of a file (like when I right click on a file via Nautilus). Specifically, given an mp3 audio file, I would like to know how I ...
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Why is ubuntu sending data to Musicbrainz?

I have noticed that every time a song with some missing meta data field (tag) is playing on rhythmbox, my computer sends a request to MusicBrainz and MusicBrainz reply with an xml containing the meta ...
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Capturing Metadata off Music CD during file transfer

When I transfer.wav files off a music CD to my /Music folder on my hard drive the metadata (song/artist information) is not present. I can look at the music CD with, say, Rhythmbox and see the ...
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How can I batch tag several hundred photos with separately recorded GPS data?

I have a large number of photos I would like to tag using data recorded with my GPS tracker. Ideally I would like to correlate the time-stamps of my photos with the positions reported by my tracker at ...
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How to add metadata to AAC files?

I want an app that can add metadata to AAC audio files, I've tried several one but none of them actually detect my audio files in the subfdolder like: Quod Libet, Ex Falso, EasyTAG Audio tag ...
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.wav metadata type written by Clementine

I have a bunch of .wav audio files with metadata (artist, album etc.) written into them by Clementine. The problem is: When I convert them to mp3 (I need to save space...), the metadata are lost. I ...
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Use metaflac to rename .flac files from flac tags recursively

I am trying to rename a bunch of songs using metaflac (sudo apt-get install flac) from their respective tags recursively, because I'm dealing with an unknown number of subfolders. Output should be: ...
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Zotero indexing

On 14.04 Zotero installation version 4.0.26, Zotero doesn't let me index PDF files ('Retrieve metadata for PDF'). It returns: Could not read text from PDF. I updated Zotero and checked if it has ...
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Reorganize photos from an existing folder structure into a new structure

This question might have been asked before, but I am not sure I use the right keywords to find it. I have a directory of photo's, that were (re-) organized before, into a directory structure: ...
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how to view on ubuntu: comments and tag metadata of video files created on windows [duplicate]

I am trying to switch over to Linux (after taking the EdX course) and move my workflow gradually from Win to Linux. One of the things I haven't been able to accomplish yet is to move and view (with ...
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Zotero cannot retrieve metadata from PDF

When I right click on a PDF and select retrieve metadata for pdf the pop up window appears but the auto indexing fails and returns could not read text from pdf. This happens even for PDFs for which I ...
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How to edit detailed image metadata (exif)?

How can I edit detailed image metadata (exif) fields? In Windows 7 this is just a right click on the file in the folder. I've searched and not found a way to edit detailed metadata (exif) fields in ...
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maas provider does not support image validation

if i run: juju metadata validate-images It results in: ERROR maas provider does not support metadata validation ERROR subprocess encountered error code 1 What does this error means? ...
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What are ubuntu/juju image metadata

Could someone explain me what this page wants to say? i really dont get what and mainly why it is written there what is there. https://juju.ubuntu.com/docs/howto-privatecloud.html Ive own HW, with ...
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How to force Shotwell re-read metadata from images?

I have some odd behavior of Shotwell: some of my ratings of a recent event photos have disappeared from the Shotwell's database. Most of the photos that I had rated two stars are listed as not rated ...
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Use/See whole the flash memory space [closed]

When we bought a N Giga Byte flash memory, the free space that the OS provide for us, is less than N GigaBytes. For example, for a 2 GB flash memory, total space that we can use, is 1.86 GB. As far ...
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How do I sync Metadata?

Pryor to an update,I spent months editing and recovering album meta-data manually from the internet,making sure everything is the way it should be,sad to say after a kernel update I could not log in ...
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Album thumbnails of MP3 files not showing [closed]

I'm using Ubuntu 13.10 and have used EasyTAG to add ID3 tags (image metadata) to many of my music files, changing the old ones. Some album arts are showing up, but many aren't. This problem happens ...
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Editing songs' meta-data INCLUDING the album art

RhythmBox is able to edit most, but I also need to override the default/downloaded image of the album art that's displayed when the song is played. Please tell how to do so through RhythmBox (though ...
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How to find the creation time of a file?

I need to find the creation time of a file, when I read some article about this issue, all mentioned that there is no solution like Site1, Site2. When I tried stat command it state Birth: - So how ...
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Is there any way for assigning external metadata to files?

I need a way of assigning tags and numbers (like rating, importance, etc) to my files and also be able do queries and file operations based on these metadata. Just like a photo management software ...
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Transpose Album names for a bunch of MP3 files

I am looking for a script or tool that can move around elements of the Album name of a big bunch of mp3 files. They currently have Album names like: 1999 - The Music of Canada I would like the ...
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Good movie mp4 metadata editor?

I need to read metadata from one of my movies in mp4 format and to do that I need a very basic mp4 (for movies) metadata editor. Which programs can you recommend ? (Since I don't know any). I don't ...
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Which is the best PDF metadata viewer for Ubuntu?

There are a lot of questions and answers regarding the best PDF viewer available with Ubuntu. But I want to parse the PDF file and know details of PDF, such as images, fonts and links that are ...
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How do i edit .mp3 metadata? (Fairly certain im using that correctly) [duplicate]

How do i change the metadata of mp3 files? Ive downloaded an album and Clementine is thinking that disk 1 is the same as disk 2. I would like to straighten that out by editing the album name of all ...
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List by “artist” in a folder? How to view meta data of songs in Nautilus?

Is it possible to list my .mp3 files by artist in my music folder? I am not able to view any tag from a song (artist/album/title of the songs) in the preview...
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How can I delete files based on (flac) metadata?

I have several folders with both FLAC 24/96 and 16/44.1 files. I want to delete the 24-bit/96 KHz files, but leave the others. How do I do this from the command line? Is there a way to systematically ...
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ONIX metadata editor for Ubuntu

There is widely used metadata system in book industry called ONIX for Books. Basically, ONIX metadata is just XML file. There are some commercial solutions for Windows and Mac OS X like ONIX EDIT or ...
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Remove metadata from Libreoffice Writer Documents

Is there any official program in Ubuntu Software Center or some Official Tool that can remove metadata from documents (Generally LibreOffice Writer, PDF and if it's possible Images)?
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Is there a tool for removing metadata?

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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jbd2 constantly writing to disk [closed]

I know there are related issues, but none of them seem to apply to my case. Below is iotop output. jbd2 is constantly above 90% usage. It's been grinding away for 2 days. It stops for a while after a ...
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FLV Metadata Editor GUI

Are there any programs for Ubuntu 13.04 that allow the user to edit the metadata of FLV videos? I would prefer a graphical user interface. Command-lines are fine if that is all that exists.
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avconv how to copy all stream and merge metadata (fix creation date)?

I am trying to fix the metadata of some old videos, so i would like to copy all streams audio video and subtitle and merge the metadata from a txt file. I first dump the metadata with: avconv -i ...
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Show metadata columns (duration tracknumberr, etc.) with Nautilus on 13.04

I recently updated to 13.04 and everything works smoothly but I can't seem to find a solution to show more metadata columns in Files 3.6 (Nautilus). On 12.10 I was able to install nautilus-columns to ...
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Importing iTunes Music Library in Rhythmbox

I have a extensive music library in iTunes on my Mac. I have found a dozen import scripts to import the metadata (ratings, play count) to Rhythmbox. But the comments I have found all indicate that ...
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How do I prepare my music for syncing with a cloud service?

My music collection has grown to now approx. 4000 files over the years. They mostly consist of mp3 downloaded from different online shops at various bitrates, mp3 ripped from CDs I own, and DRM-free ...
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How can you delete only GPS metadata from a jpeg file?

I (think I) can delete all GPS information from jpeg file's metadata by exiftool -gps:all= -xmp:all= filename.jpg but that deletes all XMP metadata. Is there a way to delete only GPS information ...
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How can I synchronise play counts between Banshee and Rhythmbox

I want the play counts for songs in my Rhythmbox library to be the same as the play counts in my Banshee library (and vice versa). How can I do this?
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Shotwell not writing metadata tags to images

I've checked the box in preference to save metadata to images, but it's not saving tags or titles to the jpg files. Anyone else having this problem?
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Is it safe to delete the .jpg images in my music folder?

I'm new to Ubuntu and have used Windows all my life so I don't really know what is normal and what is not. When I put my music on a flash drive to copy over to Ubuntu from Windows, a huge number of ...
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How to automatically add meta-tags to screenshot?

I was wondering if there is a way to automatically add a given meta-tag to the screen-shots taken on pressing print screen key. It would really be a time-saver because I upload many screen-shots to ...
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How to write audio track information to the file, using Banshee

As the title suggests, when I change audio track information (metadata) in Banshee I want it to be stored to the file and I can't figure out how to do it. Maybe this cannot be achieved in Banshee ...
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How can I remove picture metadata like in Windows 7?

Windows 7 has a nifty feature where user can remove a picture's metadata In windows 7 user goes to Properties > Details tab > "Remove Properties and Personal Information" Does Ubuntu have similar ...
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read pdf document properties from terminal as seen in nautilus

From the terminal I would like to be access the data that is readable when right clicking on a pdf file and selecting "document". example I have tried reading metadata with tools such as mminfo and ...
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Migrate Nautilus file attributes (Icons, positions, folder views) to another computer

I am using Nautilus' options to add meta-data to files a lot. For example, I use manual positioning of Icons, have many files with custom icons and emblems, etc. How can I copy all this ...