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Old 05-20-2011, 02:14 PM   #1
jmeb
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Python script: batch create mobi's from epubs (if they don't exist)

Mornin' all,

I've created a little script for my personal use that creates .mobi files from any .epub files that don't already have a .mobi counterpart using ebook-convert.

This is my very, very first script in Python. (Usually write things like this in bash.) So it has a good deal of limitations: it only works on one directory at a time, it assumes that the name of the file between epub and mobi versions is constant, and I'm sure it has a thousand other limitations. It handles white space in the filenames fine. I've only tested it in linux environments...so I doubt it is windows friendly.

You can find the script here:http://pastebin.com/0HpA7dy0 . You need to feed it one argument: the directory it should search for epubs/mobis. For example:
Code:
python mobimaker.sh /home/jmeb/ebooks
I welcome any feedback or improvements. Again, my very first go at python.

Thanks for the wonderful software to base this on, and the community round here (been lurking around for a while.)

Cheers.

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