license - program to specify and modify media file licenses
The liblicense package provides a license command to allow simple
command-line examination and manipulation of license information
embedded in media files. The default action is to show the default
license as configured in $HOME/.license. This default can be offered by
applications that use liblicense when asking you what license you would
like to release your work under.
In addition to showing you and allowing you to change the embedded
license in a file, the license also can show and allow you to change
the embedded "web statement URI", a link to a web page with information
about the file that you can use to verify the embedded license.
These programs follow the usual GNU command line syntax, with long
options starting with two dashes (‘-'). A summary of options is
included below. For a complete description, run the application with
Show summary of options.
Output more information about the actions of the program.
Output less information about the actions of the program.
-a JURISDICTION --list=JURISDICTION
List all avialbale licenses in JURISDICTION (uses the generic
jurisdiction if JURISDICTION is not specified).
Sets the license of the file (to the license specified by "-l").
Removes the embedded license metadata from the file.
-l URI --license=URI
When setting the license of a file or the default license
preference, set it to URI.
Sets the web statement link in the file (to the value specified by
Removes the embedded web statement metadata from the file.
-w URI --web-statement=URI
When setting the web statement URI in a file, set it to URI.
-u MODULE --use=MODULE
Use the module called MODULE to interact with a file.
List the available modules and their capabilities. Modules are used
to handle different media types.
This manual page was written by Asheesh Laroia firstname.lastname@example.org.
Permission is granted to copy, distribute and/or modify this document
under the terms of the GNU Lesser General Public License, Version 2.1
or any later version published by the Free Software Foundation.
On Debian systems, the complete text of the GNU Lesser General Public
License can be found in /usr/share/common-licenses/LGPL.
Copyright © 2008 Asheesh Laroia
June 4, 2008