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MDLS(1)                   BSD General Commands Manual                  MDLS(1)

NAME
     mdls -- lists the metadata attributes for the specified file

SYNOPSIS
     mdls [-name attributeName] [-raw [-nullMarker markerString]] file ...

DESCRIPTION
     The mdls command prints the values of all the metadata attributes associated with the files provided as
     an argument.

     The following options are available:

     -name        Print only the matching metadata attribute value.  Can be used multiple times.

     -raw         Print raw attribute data in the order that was requested.  Fields will be separated with a
                  ASCII NUL character, suitable for piping to xargs(1) -0.

     -nullMarker  Sets a marker string to be used when a requested attribute is null.  Only used in -raw
                  mode.  Default is "(null)".

SEE ALSO
     mdfind(1), mdutil(1) xargs(1)

Mac OS X                         June 3, 2004                         Mac OS X

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