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Old 06-22-2011, 01:34 PM   #1
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I have read that one can't change the folder structure of the Library. Yet, I would like to have a listing where all files are named ISBN.ext where $ext is the actual extension, reflecting file contents. Is this possible?
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I have read that one can't change the folder structure of the Library. Yet, I would like to have a listing where all files are named ISBN.ext where $ext is the actual extension, reflecting file contents. Is this possible?
If you want a listing, you'd have to look at the Catalog options. I have no idea if that's possible, as I don't use Catalogs. If you want to export the files to that format, yes, you can do that, but you'd have a duplicate set of ebooks. If you want to change the Calibre library - you can't. Does that help?
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calibredb is the command

The commandline tool calibredb.exe can do this

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Usage: calibredb.exe list [options]

List the books available in the calibre database.


Whenever you pass arguments to calibredb.exe that have spaces in them, enclose the arguments in quotation marks.

Options:
  --version             show program's version number and exit

  -h, --help            show this help message and exit

  -f FIELDS, --fields=FIELDS
                        The fields to display when listing books in the
                        database. Should be a comma separated list of fields.
                        Available fields: *edited,*master,*ok_fc,*pages,*psudo
                        4,*qc,*read,*usertags,author_sort,authors,comments,cov
                        er,formats,identifiers,isbn,last_modified,pubdate,publ
                        isher,rating,series,series_index,size,tags,timestamp,t
                        itle,uuid
                        Default: title,authors. The special field "all" can be
                        used to select all fields. Only has effect in the text
                        output format.

  --sort-by=SORT_BY     The field by which to sort the results.
                        Available fields: publisher,series_index,formats,isbn,
                        uuid,pubdate,rating,series,timestamp,author_sort,cover
                        ,comments,identifiers,last_modified,authors,title,tags
                        ,size
                        Default: none

  --ascending           Sort results in ascending order

  -s SEARCH, --search=SEARCH
                        Filter the results by the search query. For the format
                        of the search query, please see the search related
                        documentation in the User Manual. Default is to do no
                        filtering.

  -w LINE_WIDTH, --line-width=LINE_WIDTH
                        The maximum width of a single line in the output.
                        Defaults to detecting screen size.

  --separator=SEPARATOR
                        The string used to separate fields. Default is a
                        space.

  --prefix=PREFIX       The prefix for all file paths. Default is the absolute
                        path to the library folder.


  GLOBAL OPTIONS:
    --library-path=LIBRARY_PATH, --with-library=LIBRARY_PATH
                        Path to the calibre library. Default is to use the
                        path stored in the settings.


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Good point. Calibredb is book based, while the user wanted a format based list, but calibredb will list both the isbn field and the formats field, so with some manipulation they could get the requested list. It wasn't clear to me if the question was really about a "list" or about changing actual filenames in the library structure.
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Good point. Calibredb is book based, while the user wanted a format based list, but calibredb will list both the isbn field and the formats field, so with some manipulation they could get the requested list. It wasn't clear to me if the question was really about a "list" or about changing actual filenames in the library structure.
I believe --Search: fills the bill
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Yes, one search for each format, plus some jiggering of the output to get the list in the form desired of isbn.FMT, but I'm still not clear why one would want such a list.
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Yes, one search for each format, plus some jiggering of the output to get the list in the form desired of isbn.FMT, but I'm still not clear why one would want such a list.
Me neither

ISBN is per MEDIA format, AND per release.
NOT per title.

HC ISBN 1
Trade Paper ISBN 2
Mass Market Paper ISBN 3, reprint new cover ISBN 4
Audio book...

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Is it possible to change the actual file structure once in place?
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Is it possible to change the actual file structure once in place?
No - Calibre's internal file structure inside the library cannot be changed. Calibre uses a naming structure based on the values in the title and authors fields for each book.

The only time you can control filenames is when you export files from the Calibre library.
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