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Package mat2

Metadata removal tool, supporting a wide range of commonly used file formats


Metadata consist of information that characterizes data. Metadata are used to
provide documentation for data products. In essence, metadata answer who,
what, when, where, why, and how about every facet of the data that are being

Metadata within a file can tell a lot about you. Cameras record data about
when a picture was taken and what camera was used. Office documents like PDF
or Office automatically adds author and company information to documents and
spreadsheets. Maybe you don't want to disclose those information.

This is precisely the job of mat2: getting rid, as much as possible, of

mat2 provides:

  - a library called 'libmat2';
  - a command line tool called 'mat2',
  - a service menu for Dolphin, KDE's default file manager

If you prefer a regular graphical user interface, you might be interested in
'Metadata Cleaner', which is using mat2 under the hood.

Version: 0.13.4

General Commands

mat2 the metadata anonymisation toolkit 2