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From "Allison, Timothy B." <talli...@mitre.org>
Subject RE: Metadata at e.g. textfiles
Date Thu, 10 Jul 2014 10:58:22 GMT
Ditto what Nick said on "internal" metadata.  Are you referring to "external" metadata that
we could get in Java 7 via BasicFileAttributes on OS's that support those?



-----Original Message-----
From: Nick Burch [mailto:apache@gagravarr.org] 
Sent: Thursday, July 10, 2014 6:52 AM
To: dev@tika.apache.org
Subject: Re: Metadata at e.g. textfiles

On Thu, 10 Jul 2014, Kai-Uwe Schmidt wrote:
> is there a way to get e.g. creator and or creation date into the 
> metadata dictionary?

Only for file formats which store this information

> When I extract from a file I get the following:
>
> Content-Encoding: ISO-8859-1
> Content-Length: 9
> Content-Type: text/plain; charset=ISO-8859-1
> resourceName: TikaTestText.txt

Plain text files don't include creator or creation dates in them. If you 
try with a format that does, eg PDF or Word, you should see them reported

Nick

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