Register Guidelines E-Books Search Today's Posts Mark Forums Read

Go Back   MobileRead Forums > E-Book Software > Calibre

Notices

Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old 03-07-2010, 02:29 PM   #1
Desertway
Zealot
Desertway doesn't litterDesertway doesn't litterDesertway doesn't litter
 
Posts: 137
Karma: 208
Join Date: Mar 2010
Device: Kindle 3 WiFi
Can Calibre Leave Books Where They Are?

If I have an eBook directory on my PC:

eBook Library/Fiction/Suspense/Baldacci/The Camel Club.epub

Can I have Calibre convert that epub to mobi format and leave both copies in the original directory, without creating any new folders?

Thanks.
Desertway is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-07-2010, 03:36 PM   #2
Starson17
Wizard
Starson17 can program the VCR without an owner's manual.Starson17 can program the VCR without an owner's manual.Starson17 can program the VCR without an owner's manual.Starson17 can program the VCR without an owner's manual.Starson17 can program the VCR without an owner's manual.Starson17 can program the VCR without an owner's manual.Starson17 can program the VCR without an owner's manual.Starson17 can program the VCR without an owner's manual.Starson17 can program the VCR without an owner's manual.Starson17 can program the VCR without an owner's manual.Starson17 can program the VCR without an owner's manual.
 
Posts: 4,004
Karma: 177841
Join Date: Dec 2009
Device: WinMo: IPAQ; Android: HTC HD2, Archos 7o; Java:Gravity T
Quote:
Originally Posted by Desertway View Post
If I have an eBook directory on my PC:

eBook Library/Fiction/Suspense/Baldacci/The Camel Club.epub

Can I have Calibre convert that epub to mobi format and leave both copies in the original directory, without creating any new folders?

Thanks.
Use the CLI and standalone:
ebook-convert input_file output_file [options]
Starson17 is offline   Reply With Quote
 
Advertisement
Old 03-07-2010, 04:44 PM   #3
Desertway
Zealot
Desertway doesn't litterDesertway doesn't litterDesertway doesn't litter
 
Posts: 137
Karma: 208
Join Date: Mar 2010
Device: Kindle 3 WiFi
Quote:
Originally Posted by Starson17 View Post
Use the CLI and standalone:
ebook-convert input_file output_file [options]
I would be happy to do that if I had any idea what it meant - which means I probably shouldn't do it
Desertway is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-07-2010, 06:25 PM   #4
theducks
Grand Sorcerer
theducks ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.theducks ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.theducks ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.theducks ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.theducks ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.theducks ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.theducks ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.theducks ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.theducks ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.theducks ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.theducks ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.
 
theducks's Avatar
 
Posts: 15,268
Karma: 6020309
Join Date: Aug 2009
Location: (The original) Silicon Valley, USA
Device: Galaxy Tab 2, Astak Pocket Pro, K4NT
Quote:
Originally Posted by Desertway View Post
I would be happy to do that if I had any idea what it meant - which means I probably shouldn't do it
What that does is Forces Calibre to convert a book totally outside it's normal Library storage structure.
theducks is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-07-2010, 07:41 PM   #5
Starson17
Wizard
Starson17 can program the VCR without an owner's manual.Starson17 can program the VCR without an owner's manual.Starson17 can program the VCR without an owner's manual.Starson17 can program the VCR without an owner's manual.Starson17 can program the VCR without an owner's manual.Starson17 can program the VCR without an owner's manual.Starson17 can program the VCR without an owner's manual.Starson17 can program the VCR without an owner's manual.Starson17 can program the VCR without an owner's manual.Starson17 can program the VCR without an owner's manual.Starson17 can program the VCR without an owner's manual.
 
Posts: 4,004
Karma: 177841
Join Date: Dec 2009
Device: WinMo: IPAQ; Android: HTC HD2, Archos 7o; Java:Gravity T
Quote:
Originally Posted by Desertway View Post
I would be happy to do that if I had any idea what it meant - which means I probably shouldn't do it
Sorry, CLI= command line interface, which means to type "cmd" in the run box of Windows to open a terminal session, a.k.a. dos box, a.k.a. command window then type:
ebook-convert c:\book1.lit c:\book1.epub
for book1.lit located on the root of the C: drive to convert it from lit to epub. This runs the standalone version of one of the modules that makes up Calibre. (The book-convert module.) Add options as necessary.

Is that a little more clear?

Last edited by kovidgoyal; 03-08-2010 at 12:19 AM.
Starson17 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-07-2010, 08:17 PM   #6
Desertway
Zealot
Desertway doesn't litterDesertway doesn't litterDesertway doesn't litter
 
Posts: 137
Karma: 208
Join Date: Mar 2010
Device: Kindle 3 WiFi
That's "a lot" more clear. Thanks.
Desertway is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Forum Jump

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Firmware Update The 2.5 Update: Love it or leave it? goblinbox Amazon Kindle 37 05-25-2010 10:51 AM
Sad to leave! jedavis1 Sony Reader 6 10-06-2009 08:49 PM
How much empty space I should leave on SD card for 505? alxwang Sony Reader 7 05-13-2009 11:31 PM
I could lock myself up here, and never leave. Taylor514ce Lounge 21 10-21-2008 05:24 PM


All times are GMT -4. The time now is 05:13 AM.


MobileRead.com is a privately owned, operated and funded community.