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       kfile — A commandline tool to read and modify metadata of files


       kfile [Qt-options]  [KDE-options]  [options]  [files]


       This manual page documents briefly the kfile command.

       kfile is a commandline tool to read and modify metadata of files.


       This  program  follows  the  usual  GNU  command line syntax, with long
       options starting with two  dashes  (‘-’).   A  summary  of  options  is
       included below.

       --author  Show author information.

       --help    Show help about options.

                 Show all options.

                 Show KDE specific options.

       --help-qt Show Qt specific options.

       --license Show license information.

       -v, --version
                 Show version information.


       --bg, --background color
                 Sets  the default background color and an application palette
                 (light and dark shades are calculated).

       --btn, --button color
                 Sets the default button color.

       --cmap    Causes the application to install a private color map  on  an
                 8-bit display.

       --display displayname
                 Use the X-server display ’displayname’.

       --dograb  Running  under a debugger can cause an implicit --nograb, use
                 --dograb to override.

       --fg, --foreground color
                 Sets the default foreground color.

       --fn, --font fontname
                 Defines the application font.

       --im XIMserver
                 Set XIM server.

       --inputstyle inputstyle
                 Sets XIM (X Input Method) input style.  Possible  values  are
                 onthespot, overthespot, offthespot and root.

       --name name
                 Sets the application name.

       --ncols count
                 Limits the number of colors allocated in the color cube on an
                 8-bit   display,   if   the   application   is   using    the
                 QApplication::ManyColor color specification.

       --nograb  Tells Qt to never grab the mouse or the keyboard.

       --noxim   Disable XIM.

       --reverse Mirrors the whole layout of widgets.

       --session sessionId
                 Restore the application for the given ’sessionId’.

       --sync    Switches to synchronous mode for debugging.

       --title title
                 Sets the application title (caption).

       --visual TrueColor
                 Forces  the application to use a TrueColor visual on an 8-bit


       --caption caption
                 Use ’caption’ as name in the titlebar.

       --config filename
                 Use alternative configuration file.

       --dcopserver server
                 Use the DCOP Server specified by ’server’.

       --geometry geometry
                 Sets the client geometry of the main widget.

       --icon icon
                 Use ’icon’ as the application icon.

       --miniicon icon
                 Use ’icon’ as the icon in the titlebar.

                 Disable crash handler, to get core dumps.

       --style style
                 Sets the application GUI style.

                 Waits for a WM_NET compatible windowmanager.


       --av, --allValues
                 Prints all metadata values, available in the given file(s).

       --dialog  Opens a KDE properties dialog to allow viewing and  modifying
                 of metadata of the given file(s).

       --getValue key
                 Prints  the  value  for ’key’ of the given file(s). ’key’ may
                 also be a comma-separated list of keys.

       --la, --listavailable
                 List all metadata keys  which  have  a  value  in  the  given

       --lp, --listpreferred mimetype
                 List  all  preferred  metadata  keys of the given file(s). If
                 mimetype is not specified, the mimetype of the given files is

       --ls, --listsupported mimetype
                 List  all  supported  metadata  keys of the given file(s). If
                 mimetype is not specified, the mimetype of the given files is

       -m, --nomimetype
                 Print the mimetype of the given file(s).

       --pv, --preferredValues
                 Prints  the preferred metadata values, available in the given

       -q, --quiet
                 Don’t print a warning when more than one file was  given  and
                 they don’t have all the same mimetype.

       --setValue key=value
                 Attempts  to set the value ’value’ for the metadata key ’key’
                 for the given file(s).

       --sm, --supportedMimetypes
                 Prints all mimetypes for which metadata support is available.


       This  manual  page was written by Chris Cheney <> for
       the Debian system (but may be used by others).  Permission  is  granted
       to  copy, distribute and/or modify this document under the terms of the
       GNU General Public License, Version 2 or any later version published by
       the Free Software Foundation.

       On  Debian systems, the complete text of the GNU General Public License
       can be found in /usr/share/common-licenses/GPL.