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$ fdroid rewritemeta ${app_id}
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The command "fdroid rewritemeta ${app_id}" is used to rewrite the metadata of an app on F-Droid, an open-source app store for Android devices.

Here's the breakdown of the command:

  • "fdroid": This is the command-line tool used to interact with F-Droid's repository.

  • "rewritemeta": This is a specific command within fdroid that allows you to rewrite or update the metadata of an app.

  • "${app_id}": This is a placeholder for the unique identifier or package name of the app you want to rewrite the metadata for. The ${app_id} needs to be replaced with the actual app identifier, e.g.,

By running this command and providing the proper app identifier, you can modify the metadata associated with an app on F-Droid. Metadata includes details like app name, description, version, source code repository, icons, screenshots, and more. It allows app maintainers to keep the app information up to date and accurate.

This explanation was created by an AI. In most cases those are correct. But please always be careful and never run a command you are not sure if it is safe.
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