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I'm looking for a quick way to add/edit metadata for PDF books. I'm hoping that there's already a program out there (I really don't want to write it myself) to search and insert metadata into PDF books. So far, my only lead was with Calibre. The main problem here is that it doesn't actually 'insert' the metadata into the PDF documents. Instead it creates a separate file for the metadata and a jpg file for the book cover. This is specifically for iTunes (as I use my iPad as an eReader). I would convert the books to ePub formats, but Calibre is very bad at doing this (especially for programming books) so I'm avoiding that. Does anyone have a solution?

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Try looking at this, it's a command line tool that can perform various manipulations of PDF files http://www.pdflabs.com/tools/pdftk-the-pdf-toolkit/

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