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Item Update Tool
ItemUpdate is a batch-mode command-line tool for altering the metadata and bitstream content of existing items in a DSpace instance. It is a companion tool to ItemImport and uses the DSpace simple archive format to specify changes in metadata and bitstream contents. Those familiar with generating the source trees for ItemImporter ItemImport will find a similar environment in the use of this batch processing tool.
The optional suppress_undo file is a flag to indicate that the 'undo archive' should not be written to disk. This file is usually written by the application in an undo archive to prevent a recursive undo. This file is an addition to the Archive format specifically for ItemUpdate.
Arguments short and (long) forms:
Repeatable for multiple elements. The metadata element should be in the form dc.x or dc.x.y. The mandatory argument indicates the metadata fields in the dublin_core.xml file to be added unless already present (multiple fields should be separated by a semicolon ';'). However, duplicate fields will not be added to the item metadata without warning or error.
Repeatable for multiple elements. All metadata fields matching the element will be deleted.
Adds bitstreams listed in the contents file with the bitstream metadata cited there.
Not repeatable. With no argument, this operation deletes bitstreams listed in the
Displays brief command line help.
Email address of the person or the user's database ID (Required)
Directory archive to process (Required)
Specifies the metadata field that contains the item's identifier; Default value is "dc.identifier.uri" (Optional)
Runs the process in test mode with logging. But no changes applied to the DSpace instance. (Optional)
Prevents any changes to the provenance field to represent changes in the bitstream content resulting from an Add or Delete. In other words, when this flag is specified, no new provenance information is added to the DSpace Item when adding/deleting a bitstream. No provenance statements are written for thumbnails or text derivative bitstreams, in keeping with the practice of MediaFilterManager. (Optional)
The filter properties files to be used by the delete bitstreams action (Optional)
Turn on verbose logging.