Are there any metadata editors compliant with ISO 19115 and/or FGDC metadata standards which can work with XML formatted metadata and run solely on the command line? Often times I'm working remotely or otherwise desire a headless environment and would like to do editing of metadata from the shell.

Most of the metadata editors I've seen either run in a GUI (i.e. CatMDEdit) or are web based like GeoNetwork. I've looked at this list of editors for now, and haven't really found anything that fits the bill.


Although I know the 'mp' program can validate metadata, I haven't come across an actual command line metadata editor yet. Any suggestions would be appreciated.

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  • Do you want to edit the data "embedded" in the original format, or just an XML representation of it after extraction / download? – BradHards Dec 11 '13 at 22:05
  • I'd mostly be working with data that is already in XML format as opposed to plaintext metadata. As such, I'd like to both be able to read the XML metadata and output modified XML metadata as needed. Edited the question to clarify. – benjwadams Dec 12 '13 at 18:55

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