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odfmeta - List or change the metadata of an ODF file
odfmeta [-l] [-v] [-V] [-c] [-d] [-x metafield...] [-X metafield...] [-a metafield...] [-A metafield...] [-I metafield...] [-o path] path
odfmeta is a program that will list or change the metadata in an OpenDocument file. This is useful for version control systems. You can change title, keywords, description etc. “Path” is assumed to be an OpenDocument file of text, spreadsheet or presentation type.
-l List (extract) all known metadata fields. -v or -V Print the version number of the ODF document format. If you use -V it will print "version:" before the number for compatibility with -X. The version number can't be modified. -c Make field values continuous by normalizing white space. Might be convenient when postprocessing with standard (line oriented) text utilities. -d Update the modification date to the current date and time. -x metafield Extract the contents of this metafield from the file. Known field names are creation-date, creator, date, description, editing-cycles, editing-duration, generator, initial-creator, keyword, language, print-date, printed-by, subject, title, user-defined. All other names are assumed to be user defined. -X metafield Same as -x, but also preserves/includes the field name. -a metafield Append a custom metafield to the metadata; but only if a similar field does not exist yet. -A metafield Append a custom metafield to the metadata in any case. -I metafield Append a custom metafield to the metadata and remove any existing similar field. -o path Filename to write modified ODT file to. If no -o option is provided, the ODT file will be written to stdout.
odfmeta -l odf-file.odt odfmeta -I "title:The Little Engine That Could" -A subject:I-think-I-can -o newfile.odt source.odt
All known versions of OpenOffice.org keep only four <meta:user-defined> elements. If you add more than those, you'll loose them next time you save with OpenOffice.org. KOffice keeps only one <meta:keyword> element.
Søren Roug Original author