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       kdb-setmeta - Set the value of a meta key


       kdb setmeta <key-name> <meta-name> <meta-value>

       Where  key-name  is the path to the key that the meta key is associated with, meta-name is
       the name of the meta key the user would  like  to  set  the  value  of  (or  create),  and
       meta-value is the value the user wishes to set the meta key to.


       This command allows the user to set the value of an individual meta key. If a key does not
       already exist and the user tries setting a meta key associated with it, the  key  will  be
       created  with  a null value. There is some special handling for the meta data atime, mtime
       and ctime. They will be converted to time_t.

       For cascading keys, the namespace will default to spec, because that is  the  place  where
       you usually want to set meta data.


       -H, --help
              Show the man page.

       -V, --version
              Print version info.

       -v, --verbose
              Explain what is happening.


       To set a meta key called description associated with the key user/example/key to the value
       Hello World!:
       kdb setmeta spec/example/key description "Hello World!"

       To create a new key spec/example/newkey with a null value (if it did not exist before) and
       a   meta   key   namespace/#0  associated  with  it  to  the  value  system:  kdb  setmeta
       /example/newkey "namespace/#0" system


       ·   How to get meta data: kdb-getmeta(1)

       ·   elektra-meta-data(7)

                                            July 2017                              KDB-SETMETA(1)