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A program to write metadata from to a comic archive

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A command-line tool to tag comic archives with metadata from



Or install it yourself:

$ pip install --user metron-tagger


Installing the latest version from Github:

$ git clone
$ cd metron-tagger
$ python3 install


Why no .cbr (rar) support?

  • I’m not aware of any provider (Comixology, Humble Bundle, DriveThru Comics, etc.) of legally downloadable DRM-free comics that use the rar format.
  • It’s a non-free software file format.
  • It is trivial to convert to cbz (zip) format.


usage: metron-tagger [-h] [-r] [-o] [--id ID] [-d] [--ignore-existing]
                     [--missing] [-u USER] [-p PASSWORD] [--set-metron-user]
                     [-s] [--sort-dir SORT_DIR] [--set-sort-dir] [--version]
                     path [path ...]

Read in a file or set of files, and return the result.

positional arguments:
    path                  Path of a file or a folder of files.

optional arguments:
    -h, --help            show this help message and exit
    -r, --rename          Rename comic archive from the files metadata. (default: False)
    -o, --online          Search online and attempt to identify comic archive. (default: False)
    --id ID               Identify file for tagging with the Metron Issue Id. (default: None)
    -d, --delete          Delete the metadata tags from the file. (default: False)
    --ignore-existing     Ignore files that have existing metadata tag. (default: False)
    --missing             List files without metadata. (default: False)
    -u USER, --user USER  Metron user identity (default: None)
    -p PASSWORD, --password PASSWORD
                          Metron user password (default: None)
    --set-metron-user     Save the Metron user settings (default: False)
    -s, --sort            Sort files that contain metadata tags. (default: False)
    --sort-dir SORT_DIR   Directory wher files should be sorted to. This should
                          not have a trailing path serparator. (default: None)
    --set-sort-dir        Set the directory where files should be sorted. (default: False)
    --version             Show the version number and exit


Please use the GitHub issue tracker to submit bugs or request features.


This project is licensed under the GPLv3 License.

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