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Old 11-23-2008, 05:29 PM   #1
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Going completely command-line?

Howdie,

So I got my new Sony PRS-700 and I'm converting books, making them pretty, modifying their metadata and all is going well.

While the Calibre GUI is certainly decent, the command line is faster. I've got a nice directory structure and file naming system that lets me run around the filesystem magically setting up a bunch of stuff... But I don't get all the power that I'd like. Does anyone know how to:

- Add categories to files (or manipulate the database to add this stuff) from the command line?
- Set PDF metadata from the command line?

That should do it for now. Those two capabilities would go a long way to helping the automation process.

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Old 11-23-2008, 08:44 PM   #2
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calibredb is a command line interface to the db. A simple sed script should work for setting PDF metadata.
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Old 11-24-2008, 05:15 AM   #3
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calibredb is a command line interface to the db. A simple sed script should work for setting PDF metadata.
Beautiful! Thanks man... wonderful app you've made there. We all really appreciate it.

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