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Old 04-05-2009, 08:32 PM   #1
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[Old Thread] Library listing

Hi.
Is there any way to get a list of all the books that Calibre has it the your library?
I know I could generate it out of the directory listing but I was wondering is Calibre does this.

I've been using it for about a month now and it is fabulous.
Thanx for all the hard work that must go into it.

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Old 04-05-2009, 09:21 PM   #2
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If you open a command prompt in the Calibre directory you can use "calibredb list".
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thanx - works great.
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Old 06-29-2009, 08:40 PM   #4
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I have the same question, but don't really understand the answer (I usually don't work at the command prompt). So how can I get a text showing me all of the books that I have in calibre? Is it something that calibre can do? When I run calibredb list at the cmd line in the calibre directory, I can see all the books and authors, but how do I get that exported to a text or word file?
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Hi, I've been trying to do this for the past half hour and nothing is working. My library is over 10,000 books so I really need a list to share with a friend of mine. I can't seem to copy and paste from my cmd prompt to show you what's going wrong. I'm sure it has to do with misplaced punctuation, but maybe somebody can tell me exactly what to type to accomplish this? I haven't used DOS in so long I can't remember how to make it work properly.

I either get "access denied" or "is not recognized as an internal or external command, operable program, or batch file."

I'm using the latest release of Calibre. Could somebody who knows how to do this just type exactly what I should put in the command line, including punctuation, to make a text output file?

Thank you in advance for my n00bosity.
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Old 09-21-2011, 04:38 PM   #7
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See http://calibre-ebook.blogspot.com/ to learn how to create catalogs of books in your calibre library.
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Old 09-21-2011, 04:44 PM   #8
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Cool hmmmm....

i've always opened the dos window as administrator, maybe that would help if you're not already doing so.
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Old 09-21-2011, 04:52 PM   #9
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See http://calibre-ebook.blogspot.com/ to learn how to create catalogs of books in your calibre library.
A calibre blog? Did I miss an announcement...? Very nice.
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A calibre blog? Did I miss an announcement...? Very nice.
It's maintained by Krittika, she intends to make regular posts about calibre's more obscure features from the perspective of a regular calibre user. IIRC, there was an announcement on the calibre Facebook page, but I think she didn't announce it on MR.
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OK I'll go check that out. Since I'm the only user on the machine, I assumed I'm already the admin. Thanks.
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That totally worked. Thank you very much.
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If you select all the books you want in your catalog (or just hit CTRL+A if you want all your books), then go to the the dropdown menu for the "Convert book" icon and select "Create a catalog of books in your library", that'll create a CSV (excel) file. The dialog gives you options as to what information you want displayed in the catalog file and where you want to save the file. If you need it to be in .txt format, it's fairly straightforward to format the cells the way you want, and then just copy them into Notepad (or whatever text editor you use).

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Whoops, that'll learn me to go shooting my mouth off before reading Kovid's posts. His/Krittika's link covers the above in greater and more useful detail.

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Whoops, that'll learn me to go shooting my mouth off before reading Kovid's posts. His/Krittika's link covers the above in greater and more useful detail.
Not to mention, while you provide good and accurate information, you were probably responding to the first message from over 2 years ago.
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