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Old 04-23-2011, 10:48 AM   #1
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How do I configure the calibre content server to download news?

Hi,

I am tired of starting up my laptop every week to download my news, so I fetched an old laptop from the basement and installed an ubuntu server on it. I found descriptions on how to install calibre on it, but I couldn't yet figure out how to configure the software to dowload news and send it to my kindle via gmail.

Would someone please help me with that? Thank you.

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Old 04-23-2011, 10:50 AM   #2
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look at the last question in the FAQ
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Old 04-23-2011, 10:57 AM   #3
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Old 04-23-2011, 11:03 AM   #4
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Hi,

is there a way to schedule those commands? I am a newbie

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Old 04-23-2011, 11:04 AM   #5
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You need to be asking in a linux forum for help with that. Google cron.
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Old 04-23-2011, 11:43 AM   #6
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thanks again

i added

00 20 * * 4 /opt/calibre/ebook-convert economist.recipe economist.mobi
05 20 * * 4 /opt/calibre/calibre-smtp

to the table.

How do I configure calibre to use my gmail account?
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Old 04-23-2011, 11:46 AM   #7
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hmm, running the first command tells me the recipe does not exist ...
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Old 04-23-2011, 12:03 PM   #8
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ok, this is how far i got:

sudo /opt/calibre/ebook-convert "The Economist" economist.mobi
Cannot read from /home/The Economist
Segmentation fault
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Old 04-23-2011, 12:06 PM   #9
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From the manual:
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Old 04-23-2011, 12:08 PM   #10
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ah ok, first command finished , for the second one is it just

-u ...@googlemail.com -p ... -a economist.mobi ? how do I specify the server?
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Old 04-23-2011, 12:10 PM   #11
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thank you, I found the manuals myself, but I seem to be too dumb
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Old 04-23-2011, 12:37 PM   #12
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Ok, I found a file on my laptop containing my email settings. Can I somehow deploy that to linux?
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calibre-smtp -h

Look under the SMTP Relay section
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Old 04-23-2011, 12:50 PM   #14
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Sorry for being so anoying, but I got so far:

calibre-smtp -u <<me>>@gmail.com -p <<my password>> -r smtp.gmail.com --port 587 -e TLS -a economist.mobi -s "The Economist"

Two questions: Is that correct? And how do I specify the recipient?
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calibre-smtp [options] [from to text]

from to text are how you specify who the email is from and to whom your are sending it.
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