Provided by: tracker-extract_0.8.17-0ubuntu1_i386
tracker-extract - Extract metadata from a file.
tracker-extract [OPTION...] FILE...
tracker-extract reads the file and mimetype provided in stdin and
extract the metadata from this file; then it displays the metadata on
the standard output.
NOTE: If a FILE is not provided then tracker-extract will run for 30
seconds waiting for DBus calls before quitting.
Show summary of options.
Set verbosity to N. This overrides the config value. Values
include 0=errors, 1=minimal, 2=detailed and 3=debug.
The FILE to extract metadata from. The FILE argument can be
either a local path or a URI. It also does not have to be an
The MIME type to use for the file. If one is not provided, it
will be guessed automatically.
Disable shutting down after 30 seconds of inactivity.
Use this option to force internal extractors over 3rd parties
Force a particular module to be used. This is here as a
convenience for developers wanting to test their MODULE file.
Only the MODULE name has to be specified, not the full path.
Typically, a MODULE is installed to
/usr/lib/tracker-0.7/extract-modules/. This option can be used
with or without the .so part of the name too, for example, you
can use --force-module=foo
Modules are shared objects which are dynamically loaded at run
time. These files must have the .so suffix to be loaded and must
contain the correct symbols to be authenticated by tracker-
extract. For more information see the libtracker-extract
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Using command line to extract metadata from a file:
$ tracker-extract -v 3 -f /path/to/some/file.mp3
Using a specific module to extract metadata from a file:
$ tracker-extract -v 3 -f /path/to/some/file.mp3 -m mymodule
This is the directory which tracker uses to load the shared
libraries from (used for extracting metadata for specific file
types). These are needed on each invocation of tracker-store. If
unset it will default to the correct place. This is used mainly
for testing purposes.
tracker-store(1), tracker-sparql(1), tracker-stats(1), tracker-info(1).