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Old 08-20-2014, 05:57 PM   #1
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bulk import of metadata using files and command line

I imported a large number of book to calibre. The meta information like authors, cover, comments were bad.
So i googled a long time and tested a procedure to harmonize my library. I used the commands "fetch-ebook-metadata" to create machine readable input. I downloaded missing covers, too.

At this point I got everything to update Calibre library but needed a collection of scripts to perform the meta data bulk upload. Whoever is interested in the scripts my give me a PN.

Scripts are running on windows with cygwin (you definitely need tools like grep,awk etc.)

Functions:
get the internal id of an ebook (my sample acts with the series_index)
mask text input (e.g. in comments) to avoid shell confusion
update the metadata author,comments,id,cover

At the moment parameters are missing but the first working sample is ready.
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Old 08-25-2014, 03:42 PM   #2
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Perhaps if you show us what you have come up with so far, we can help you refine it.
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