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Old 03-30-2010, 10:39 PM   #60
Starson17
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Currently I don't. That is why I was asking if it was possible to have Calibre start in a "read only" mode so that my other family members could use Calibre to access the DB when my computer is off,
Currently it's not possible to start in a read only mode.

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 as well as do things like use tags to filter books.
You can do this through the content server.

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It sounds like the content server would kind of work, but we would have issues with limited functionality (if I am correctly understanding how content server works)
What functions do you want? The content server can get all books/news and you can search by tags, author, title, etc. to find the content.

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as well as not being able to access the content server when my computer is off.
This is correct. OTOH, you gain the advantage of access anywhere in the world where there is internet access and access to your books via smartphone and other devices.

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It's not that a big a deal, I was just wondering if there was a startup command to run Calibre in read only mode to avoid possibly corrupting the database.
You could write a batch file that checks for the existence of a flag file, exits if it exists, creates it if it does not, then deletes it when you exit Calibre. If everyone runs it to start Calibre, they'd avoid stepping on each other.
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