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Old 02-25-2013, 03:26 AM   #16
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I'll try it, though it does not work with Wine (a pity for a GPL tool). At least it's considerably lighter than calibre for this purpose.
If you're running Linux or OS X, just use the command-line zip tool. The syntax should be the same as in OS X.
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I do use WinRAR and yes, you can add files to an ePub without messing up the structure. So you could add the XML and it would not cause a problem.
Thanks. At long last using WinRAR has been the most convenient solution for me. Though WinRAR is also working with Linux (Wine), I took no chance and did use a virtualised XP. Now the EPUB files have a successful Epubcheck validation and this dammed apple.xml file appears in the Misc folder when I open Sigil.

Thanks to all of you.

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If you are on linux, it's best to just use the command-line zip, or maybe some front-end like ark, Xarchiver...
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Old 02-25-2013, 05:33 AM   #19
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If you are on linux, it's best to just use the command-line zip, or maybe some front-end like ark, Xarchiver...
You're surely right but I went for what looked the easiest for me and my 45 files as I had already lost some time on this. Unhappily, the sky is not my limit...

I also used GPRename (Linux) to batch rename files from epub to zip and back, which saved some time.

If you have a command available for this, I'll be happy to try it next time.
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For renaming?

rename 's/.zip/.epub/' *e.zip

(or with other versions of rename: rename .zip .epub .zip)
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No. Renaming was easy enough (see screenshot) though your solution is really nice.

I mean, opening the zip file (s), inserting the apple file in META, and back.
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zip file.epub META-INF/com.apple.ibooks.display-options.xml

It requires having the apple file in a META-INF directory, though.
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zip file.epub META-INF/com.apple.ibooks.display-options.xml

It requires having the apple file in a META-INF directory, though.
Looks very useful. How can I resist messing around...

Following what you said, I put the apple.xml file in a META-INF folder, alongside with two EPUBS (screenshot).

I then tried the customary:
Code:
roger@lmde64:~/Bureau/Test$ zip *.epub META-INF/com.apple.ibooks.display-options.xml
updating: META-INF/com.apple.ibooks.display-options.xml (deflated 27%)
  adding: Cocardes et dentelles v2.epub (deflated 1%)
roger@lmde64:~/Bureau/Test$
Result: Only the first EPUB file was correctly processed. The second one, "Cocardes et dentelles v2" was not. Is there a way to batch this?

If I take away from the Test folder the first processed EPUB and then repeat the same command, the second EPUB is correctly processed. This can go quickly...
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I then tried the customary:
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roger@lmde64:~/Bureau/Test$ zip *.epub META-INF/com.apple.ibooks.display-options.xml
updating: META-INF/com.apple.ibooks.display-options.xml (deflated 27%)
  adding: Cocardes et dentelles v2.epub (deflated 1%)
roger@lmde64:~/Bureau/Test$
Result: Only the first EPUB file was correctly processed. The second one, "Cocardes et dentelles v2" was not.
Not only that, but the whole second EPUB was added to the first, that's the way the zip command works. What you did is equivalent to:

Code:
zip file1.epub file2.epub apple.xml
which adds file2.epub and apple.xml to file1.epub.

For what you want, you could use bash loops, which may look daunting, but it's really simple:

Code:
for i in file1.epub file2.epub
do zip "$i" apple.xml
done
(the first line is just "repeat the block, each time assigning to the variable 'i' one of the values listed"). The linebreaks are important, but you can replace them with semicolons:

Code:
for i in file1.epub file2.epub; do zip "$i" apple.xml; done
(putting $i between quotes ensures that it works properly if the filename includes spaces, in which case, of course, you should write them between quotes in the first line as well).
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I am sorry to give you all this trouble.

I found that the first try was very convenient for my level of understanding (even then I did a mistake...) as it allows to process one EPUB at a time. Furthermore, as we can use again and again exactly the same command, it's easy to use. We just have to replace an EPUB with the next one.

I'm afraid the "loop" thing is way beyond my capacity. I did not expect it to become so quickly so complex. Just writing long file names for the terminal (using antislashes and things like that) is a chore.

So, I will keep myself at the first level. Thank you for your help, explanations and brilliant solution that, for sure, I will use next time...
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Just writing long file names for the terminal (using antislashes and things like that) is a chore.
Easier, use quotes: "Cocardes et dentelles v2.epub"

(that sometimes fails with exclamation marks, probably a bug in my bash version, just avoid exclamation marks).

and you know you can use autocompletion too, don't you? Write the first few letters of the filename and press the TAB key, the filename will probably be completed (as far as it can be, without ambiguity)
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Hi

Just the time to sleep over it with a little nagging remorse for being lazy. OK, I must admit once again you're very right. I did a try with three EPUB and my META-INF folder and it works brilliantly.

Once all the files were here, I used TAB to auto-complete. I had three EPUB with three filenames beginning with "La ". The terminal wrote every successive name with antislashes but who cares?
Code:
roger@lmde64:~/Bureau/Test$ for i in La\ brune\ et\ la\ blonde\ v2.epub La\ grande\ fête\ v2.epub La\ main\ aux\ dames\ v2.epub; do zip "$i" META-INF/com.apple.ibooks.display-options.xml; done
  adding: META-INF/com.apple.ibooks.display-options.xml (deflated 27%)
  adding: META-INF/com.apple.ibooks.display-options.xml (deflated 27%)
  adding: META-INF/com.apple.ibooks.display-options.xml (deflated 27%)
roger@lmde64:~/Bureau/Test$
This is the code I will keep
Code:
for i in FILE; do zip "$i" META-INF/com.apple.ibooks.display-options.xml; done
This one works not only for one but for as many files as you wish (once their name has been added, even if the name includes some whitespace).


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and... you can also use wildcards:

for i in *.epub; do zip ...

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Looks very useful. How can I resist messing around...

Following what you said, I put the apple.xml file in a META-INF folder, alongside with two EPUBS (screenshot).

I then tried the customary:
Code:
roger@lmde64:~/Bureau/Test$ zip *.epub META-INF/com.apple.ibooks.display-options.xml
updating: META-INF/com.apple.ibooks.display-options.xml (deflated 27%)
  adding: Cocardes et dentelles v2.epub (deflated 1%)
roger@lmde64:~/Bureau/Test$
Result: Only the first EPUB file was correctly processed. The second one, "Cocardes et dentelles v2" was not. Is there a way to batch this?

If I take away from the Test folder the first processed EPUB and then repeat the same command, the second EPUB is correctly processed. This can go quickly...
The correct commands would be:

Code:
mkdir ex
cd ex
unzip /path/to/file.epub

[modify files here]

zip -Xr9D ../file-edited.epub mimetype * -x .DS_Store
Those flags (-X -r -9 -D and "-x .DS_Store") are pretty much required for proper spec conformance.

Then repeat for the next book in a different directory. You can create only a single zip file per command. Everything after that is considered to be a file that you want to include *in* the output file.
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Those flags (-X -r -9 -D and "-x .DS_Store") are pretty much required for proper spec conformance.
Not really. -r is, because otherwise the files in the subdirectories are not stored. But the rest just make the epub file somewhat smaller. -9 simply uses highest compression level, -D does not include entries for the directories themself, and -X does not store additional file attributes. As far as I know, neither -X nor -D are required for ePub compliance. And "-x .DS_Store" may be required only if .DS_Store files exist (in a Mac?)

Anyway, for the problem is here, which is adding a specific file to an existing ePub, creating one from scratch is a bit of an overkill...
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