Originally Posted by Manichean
Calibre copies books added to the library into the library folder you specified (which, by the way, should be totally empty when you start your libary, it's a bad idea to select a folder with books already in it). If your library is somewhere on your root partition, you'll see the free space being taken up by Calibre's copies of your books.
My library folder was empty when I started. It is on my /home directory.
Is there a command line option I can run to delete the original files as it runs? I do not have enough hard drive space to duplicate the entire collection.
Is there also a way to limit the RAM that Calibre uses? It is using 100% of 2Gigs on Ubuntu which means I cannot run the import as a background process..