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Old 01-21-2009, 10:25 AM   #13
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Okay, so just read up on environment variables since I had no idea what they were. How do I create a DOS/Windows batch file that automatically changes the config path relative to the location of Calibre?

Say I have the following directory structure:
Quote:
PortableCalibre
|- Calibre (copy of install directory)
|- config (location of settings)
|- calibre-db (location of database and books)
|- portablecalibre.bat
Will the following batch file work (portablecalibre.bat):
Code:
@echo off
cd config
setlocal
set CALIBRE_CONFIG_DIRECTORY = %cd%
cd..
cd calibre
calibre.exe --with-library  ..\calibre-db
endlocal
Another question, if Calibre is already installed on the PC, am I correct in assuming the above batch file would only change settings for "portable calibre" and the version installed on the computer would be unaffected by the path change?

Thanks!
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