Author Topic: -sep doesn't work as expected  (Read 1844 times)

ericnoel

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-sep doesn't work as expected
« on: November 28, 2012, 03:59:43 PM »
I'm using exiftool version 9.08 on max os

I want to change the way a "list" is separated:
Erics-MacBook-Air-3:life360-images eric$ exiftool -Description Settings.jpg
Description                     : Settings.Logout.Logged in as:.Version ….Family Members.Tracking Options.Map Options.Alert Options.My Account

so I use the -sep option but it has no affect

Erics-MacBook-Air-3:life360-images eric$ exiftool -Description Settings.jpg -sep "|"
Description                     : Settings.Logout.Logged in as:.Version ….Family Members.Tracking Options.Map Options.Alert Options.My Account

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Re: -sep doesn't work as expected
« Reply #1 on: November 28, 2012, 05:43:40 PM »
The -sep option applies only to list-type tags when multiple values are stored.  Description is not a list-type tag.  (See the tag name documentation for an indication of which tags are list type.)  But you can reformat the value of any tag using a user-defined Composite tag if you want.

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...where DIR is the name of a directory/folder containing the images.  On Mac/Linux, use single quotes (') instead of double quotes (") around arguments containing a dollar sign ($).