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A simple way to remove metadata from the file manager

I’ve added a custom action in Thunar to allow for easy removal of metadata from files simply by right clicking the file(s) and selecting “Clear metadata.”

To add to Thunar, select Edit -> Configure custom actions…

Then click the plus icon and add the following details:

Name: Clear metadata
Description: Clear Metadata from files
Command: mat2 %N
Icon: edit-clear-all (from action icons)

Then under the tab Appearance Conditions, Appears if selection contains:
Check everything except Directories.

This allows for simple and easy removal of metadata from one or more files from the file manager, and I think it would be nice to have this feature in Whonix by default.

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@Patrick What is a good package to append this to?

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