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#2356 in Command line utilities

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MEtadata GAtherer

This is a simple command line tool that takes a file path as an argument, gathers the avaliable metadata of the file and places it inside of the user's clipboard.

This command line tool uses three external crates:

  1. Structopt - This is a crate that allows for the command line tool to take in a file path as an argument and then use and manipulate it.

  2. Chrono - This is a crate that allows for the conversion between std::time::SystemTime to a std::string::String, so that it can be pasted onto the user's clipboard.

  3. Clipboard - This is a crate that allows the tool to access the user's clipboard and fill it with the metadata of the file.


  • Can be used to gather metadata of files, directories and symlinks.
  • Instantaneous.


Via cargo:

cargo install cli_mega




A tool to gather the metadata of a file

    cli_mega.exe [FLAGS] <path>

    -a, --accessed     Narrow output to the time of last access.
    -c, --created      Narrow output to the time of creation.
    -d, --directory    Narrow output to is_directory.
    -f, --file         Narrow output to is_file.
    -h, --help         Prints help information
    -l, --length       Narrow output to the length of the file.
    -m, --modified     Narrow output to the time of last modification.
    -r, --readonly     Narrow output to is_readonly.
    -s, --symlink      Narrow output to is_symlink.
    -V, --version      Prints version information

    <path>    Path.


This project is licensed under the MIT license. See LICENSE for more details.


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