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How can I group files by star "rating"?

I have a bunch of files in a folder that I've added rating metadata. How can I access rating information of files in Ubuntu? and How can I group files with their ratings?
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I seem unable to upgrade from 20.04 LTS to 22.04 LTS. when using do-release-upgrade

The machine is new, it's a Dell latitude 5300 with the default image of ubuntu 20.04 LTS I changed Prompt=never into Prompt=lts in /etc/update-manager/release-upgrades I get root@lat530-26:/etc/...
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How to fix lvm PV name "[unknown]" without forcing the removal of second PV from VG : WARNING: Couldn't find device with uuid CdlY5k-IynC-hYTX-hH3h-Ha

After I accidentally created a GPT label on /dev/sdb, I need to fix the PV NAME "[unknown]" (which was /dev/sdb previously) : $ sudo pvs PV VG Fmt Attr PSize PFree /dev/...
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How do I build opustags on Ubuntu 22.04 LTS (Jammy Jellyfish)?

How do I build opustags on Ubuntu 22.04 Jammy Jellyfish? opustags https://github.com/fmang/opustags I am very keen to use opustags to rebuild my Opus tags. However it is not readily available for ...
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If I redirect a URL to someone else's domain, how can I get Twitter/FB/etc. to recognize the meta info?

So within my .htaccess I redirect a non-existent directory to a 3rd party server in this manner, without a glitch. Redirect 301 /clouds www.ibm.com/cloud/free However, when I paste my link www....
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Remove all metadata from an audio (Opus) file except for a few tags via CLI?

The few tags I want to preserve are: artist name, track title, date, album title, album artwork. I can do this with MP4 files using exiftool like: exiftool -all= -tagsfromfile @ -artist -album -title ...
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gThumb Video Rotation

I have rotated a video using ffmpeg -i input.mp4 -c copy -metadata:s:v:0 rotate=90 output.mp4 and exiftool -rotation=270 FILE.mp4 as I found in this answer. But gThumb does not honour this change in ...
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Metadata failed setting attribute

When I run command gedit for any purpose for example gedit Mac.sh it shows a warning or message that set documents metadata failed setting attribute metadata. Please provide me a solution on this in ...
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How does appstream work and how to implement it?

I'm maintaining a GUI app and releasing it via a PPA. I already read Metadata quick start for appstream and I think I added it to my project correctly. The point is I don't get how it's working. First ...
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show "keyword" (exif metadata) file tag in file manager

With the file keywords (and other metadata tags), one can manage (filter, search...) files efficiently. While in the Windows Explorer, this column ("keywords") can easily be displayed, there ...
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Add a tag to jpeg using ExifTool

I would like help with terminal syntax code please to add a tag to jpeg files using ExifTool. I want to add general notes to some old scanned jpeg pictures of my ancestors for my kids to be able to ...
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How can I wipe clean personal metadata from multiple Windows 7 files before copying to Ubuntu?

I know how to remove personal metadata from individual Windows 7 files (R click > Properties > Details > Remove Properties and Personal Data > Create a copy with all possible properties ...
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where to find an example png file which has date and time metadata that eye-of-gnome (eog) shows

I'm using xubuntu 20.04 and have installed the eye-of-gnome (eog) on it. The version of eog is GNOME Image Viewer 3.36.3 On the right side of the eog window (which is called "Image Viewer") ...
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Looking for media organization util/app/toolkit

I've got a simple set of desired results yet I can't find what I'm looking for. There has got to be a ready-made utility for this. I'm recording and editing video, photos, and audio. I want to edit ...
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Can I provide meta tags within .htaccess on a 301 redirect?

I have a specific directory on my server: www.example.com/myfavrockgroup Within .htaccess of my server I am doing a 301 redirect: Redirect 301 /myfavrockgroup https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Go-Go%...
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How to strip image metadata from images embedded within a pdf from the command line?

I know that exiftool is used to strip metadata from many types of files, including image file formats and pdf format. I want a way to strip metadata from images embedded in a pdf from the command line ...
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FLAC metadata analytics software

I have a large music library in FLAC files, organized thanks to EasyTag. I would like to know if is there a software capable of generating quantitative reports (and graphics) with these FLAC files ...
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Copying file timestamps

I copy files a lot, whenever I copy files I want their metadata (specifically the metadata that tells me when the file was created), to stay the same with the copy. On windows i usually just use ...
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How to find and return the names of all images containing specific metadata?

I want to find all .jpg files in my directory that contain a specific tag and copy them to a different directory. In particular, I am using GThumb which allows me to put tags to my photos - it stores ...
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How to view and manage large data in terminal?

How do I manage huge terminal outputs and data to view and analyze it all? For example when I am trying to look at the kernel with ls -lR it will output so much data that it will take me a year just ...
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how to list every single piece of information residing in gvfs-metadata?

Using gio info all we can get is info about a single (and very specific) file or, at most, files in a single (and very specific) folder. So many files exist in ~/.local/share/gvfs-metadata folder (...
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Whats the best way to edit the MetaData of home videos?

I've been digitizing my home movies using OBS. I would like to edit the Metadata Seen Here: I've looked into VLC, but any changes I make in it, dont show up here. How can I modify this data?
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Where, if anywhere, does CUPS save the file of a printed document?

I want to create a document management system where I can get the file location of each printed document from the print job history of cups. But I can't find a way to retrieve this information. I ...
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Remove Metadata from Moviefiles with bash script

I have a movie library and wanted to remove all metadata saved in any movie file. Is there a bash batch script, that removes them automatically, so that I don't have to check for every existing file? ...
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Metadata in the tar file

Scenario: I've translated the directory(MyDir) to .tar(MyDir.tar) through compress option. The directory contained some files like csv, xml, cef, etc. When i try to see the content of tar through ...
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Modifying photo's date stored inside the photo file from files name?

I am using Google's PhotScan app to scan all my old photos that are taken before the digital cameras age, and I am saving these photos using the date of the photo (example: 19821011_trip.jpg, ...
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How to remove chapters from mkv metadata

How do you remove chapters from mkv metadata on command line? Can ffpmeg be used for this?
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Can I erase all photo metadata using Gimp?

Gimp 2.10 offers the possibility to change metadata but my question is that if I edit metadata using gimp... Can I erase all photo metadata using Gimp? Or it will be some metadata I can not erase ...
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removing all image metadata using the command line using metaflac

If an image/cover art is added to a flac file using metaflac --import-picture-from="/tmp/del/image_jpg.jpg" "/tmp/del/test.flac" I can delete all metadata from a flac file using metaflac --remove-...
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How do I change "Image" tab information on a downloaded icon (PNG)?

I downloaded an icon, jester.png from FlatIcon.com. The website states that if you download without a paid membership, you must credit the author, which in this case is Freepik. In fact, here is what ...
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Recover LVM without /etc/lvm/backup/

I just thought what if I lost the LVM backup folder and I only have the HDD's belonging to my one and only Volume Group. Here is a little summary: root@ubuntu-srv:/# pvs PV VG Fmt Attr ...
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Copy face tags from one set of pictures to the same pictures in higher resolution

I have added face tags to a set of 800 pictures using digikam. I will receive the same set of pictures in higher resolution next week and wanted to know if and how I can copy these face tags from the ...
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How to include directories and subdirectories in a batch file

I found a batch file script to do the job I need to do. I posed the question of how to add directories and subdirectories recursively in the batch process in a comment on the post I got this code from,...
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how to edit/view/access the var/cache/apt/pkgcache.bin

as the pkgcache.bin and scrpkgcache.bin in the folder /var/cache/apt/ contains detail information about any package, can I access to these files to edit or copy information?
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How do I add the "contains: ..." data to an mp3 file?

I am trying to get gmediaserver (v0.13.0-8) to serve all of my mp3s. Right now it sees only a portion of them. I noticed that the "file" command produces different results for the working files than ...
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how to easily remove video metadata on Ubuntu 17.10/18.04? (using GUI instead of terminal)

In Windows, I can easily removed video metadata by: right clicking on the file/files Select Details tab Click on "Remove properties and personal information" Select "Remove select properties for file"...
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Create record of bash-commands and its properties

I want to keep a history of whatever I do on bash and its output. I need to create a DB which can store command path (at command time) command start time command end time output of the command Can ...
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GVFS-WARNING **: can't init metadata tree /home/user/.local/share/gvfs-metadata/home: open: Permission denied

lately i've been getting this error whenver I start gedit and the error message seems to fill my terminal buffer. PS: a day before I used nautilius to get access to usr/loacl/MATLAB directory so ...
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gvfs-metadata and other metadata from veracrypt contrainer

I have a VeraCrypt container with valuable data. I do not want my system to store information on what is inside of this container including filenames and folder names. I have Ubuntu 17.04. ...
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How would I batch edit video file metadata for an mp4?

I have a number of mp4 files that need to contain the same metadata eg. artist & album. How can I batch edit the metadata rather than doing them one by one?
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Indexing and searching Windows keywords

In Windows I added keywords to files (mainly pictures) as metadata using details in properties menu of file where I added my keywords as Tags. The values are stored as XP Keywords, Last Keyword XMP ...
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how can i fix the backup verification on ubuntu 16.04

I'm trying to do the verification on backup using the Back up now option but i got the error message: Could not restore ‘~/.cache/deja-dup/metadata’: File not found in backup Any help please?
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How to fake the format of file to an arbitrary format?

I have a 10GB .iso file with sensitive information. How can I fake its format to be a format of my choice (say .mp4) Is this method valid for any format? $ cat picture.png myiso.iso.gpg > ...
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How to rename undeleted mp4 videofiles according to "encoded date"

I recovered deleted videofiles from sd-card and now I cannot sort them by date. I can see "encoded date" with mediainfo filename. How can I use the "encoded date" to sort videos, even rename them ...
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App for deleting PDF metadata?

I was using the excellent app MAT (Metadata Anonymisation Toolkit) to delete PDF metadata but recently MAT stopped working for some reason and whenever I try to use it on .pdf files it reports: [-] ...
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How to add metadata columns in list view for Ubuntu 16.04 with Nautilus?

I have tried this line of code but it has not worked: sudo apt-add-repository ppa:nilarimogard/webupd8 sudo apt-get update sudo apt-get install nautilus-columns I tried following steps given here ...
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Snap install failure: error: cannot find signatures with metadata for snap

I've been building my own snap and installing it successfully for a while now, but just today, every time I build my snap file, when I try to install it, I get... error: cannot find signatures with ...
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Long description for a directory

I store my images in this structure: YYYY/MM/DD-foo -foo is optional and a short description of the event. Sometimes I would like to store a long description for this directory. I think the answer ...
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Special characters in terminal

I am trying to set a metadata copyright notice using exiftool with exiftool -copyright="©2016 Jim Berry" *.JPG but it comes out in the images as "Copyright=©2016 Jim Berry" Why the "Â" and how ...
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"Set document metadata failed" when I run sudo gedit

I have upgraded 14.04 to 16.04 . Now I am trying to open the gedit from terminal by passing the command: sudo gedit /some/where/file.txt but it is throwing an error stating that: (gedit:2090): ...
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