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       kdb-getmeta - Get the value of a meta key stored in the key database


       kdb getmeta <key-name> <meta-name>

       Where  key-name  is the full path to the key and meta-name is the name of the meta key the
       user would like to access.


       This command is used to print the value of a meta key. A meta key is information stored in
       a key which describes that key.

       The  handling  of  cascading  key-name  does  not  differ to kdb get. Make sure to use the
       namespace spec, if you want meta-data from there.


       This command will return the following values as an exit status:
       * 0: No errors. * 1: Key not found. (Invalid path) *  2:  Meta  key  not  found.  (Invalid


       ·   -H, --help: Show the man page.

       ·   -V, --version: Print version info.

       ·   -n, --no-newline: Suppress the newline at the end of the output.


       To  get the value of a meta key called description stored in the key spec/example/key: kdb
       getmeta spec/example/key description

       To get the value of meta key called override/#0 stored in  the  key  spec/example/dir/key:
       kdb getmeta spec/example/dir/key "override/#0"


       ·   How to set meta data: kdb-setmeta(1)

       ·   For more about cascading keys see elektra-cascading(7)

       ·   For general information about meta data see elektra-meta-data(7)

                                            July 2017                              KDB-GETMETA(1)