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NAME

mat2 - the metadata anonymisation toolkit 2

SYNOPSIS

mat2 [-h] [-v] [-l] [-V] [-s | -L] [files [files ...]]

DESCRIPTION

mat2 removes metadata from various fileformats. It supports a wide variety of file formats, audio, office, images, …

Careful, mat2 does not clean files in-place, instead, it will produce a file with the word "cleaned" between the filename and its extension, for example "filename.cleaned.png" for a file named "filename.png".

OPTIONS

positional arguments:

files
the files to process

optional arguments:

-h, --help
show this help message and exit
-v, --version
show program's version number and exit
-l, --list
list all supported fileformats
--check-dependencies
check if mat2 has all the dependencies it needs
-V, --verbose
show more verbose status information
--unknown-members policy
how to handle unknown members of archive-style files (policy should be one of: abort, omit, keep)
-s, --show
list harmful metadata detectable by mat2 without removing them
-L, --lightweight
remove SOME metadata
--no-sandbox
disable bubblewrap's sandboxing
--inplace
clean in place, without backup

EXAMPLES

To remove all the metadata from a PDF file:

mat2 ./myfile.pdf

BUGS

While mat2 does its very best to remove every single metadata, it's still in beta, and some might remain. Should you encounter some issues, check the bugtracker: https://0xacab.org/jvoisin/mat2/issues

Please use accordingly and be careful.

AUTHOR

This software was made by Julien (jvoisin) Voisin with the support of the Tails project.

COPYRIGHT

This software is released on LGPLv3.

SEE ALSO

exiftool(1p) pdf-redact-tools(1)
November 2019 mat2 0.10.0