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Old 08-11-2009, 01:11 PM   #1
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Where are the command line tools?

I could not find the command line tools, so I tried to upgrade, but that did not help.

1. I downloaded 0.6.6. (On a MAC OS X 10.5.8.)
2. I uncompressed and copied the Application from the DMG into my Applications/Utilities directory.
3. I ran the Calibre application. It shows the list of Books I had imported previously.
4. I open a console and list the contents of my /usr/bin directory, grepping for links related to Calibre:

Anton:ImageMagick paulchernoch$ ls -lsa /usr/bin | grep calibre
8 lrwxr-xr-x 1 root wheel 71 Jun 29 23:31 any2epub -> /Applications/Utilities/calibre.app/Contents/Resources/loaders/any2epub
8 lrwxr-xr-x 1 root wheel 70 Jun 29 23:31 any2lit -> /Applications/Utilities/calibre.app/Contents/Resources/loaders/any2lit
8 lrwxr-xr-x 1 root wheel 70 Jun 29 23:31 any2lrf -> /Applications/Utilities/calibre.app/Contents/Resources/loaders/any2lrf
8 lrwxr-xr-x 1 root wheel 71 Jun 29 23:31 any2mobi -> /Applications/Utilities/calibre.app/Contents/Resources/loaders/any2mobi
8 lrwxr-xr-x 1 root wheel 70 Jul 8 13:29 calibre -> /Applications/Utilities/calibre.app/Contents/Resources/loaders/calibre
8 lrwxr-xr-x 1 root wheel 79 Jul 8 13:29 calibre-complete -> /Applications/Utilities/calibre.app/Contents/Resources/loaders/calibre-complete
8 lrwxr-xr-x 1 root wheel 80 Jul 8 13:29 calibre-customize -> /Applications/Utilities/calibre.app/Contents/Resources/loaders/calibre-customize
8 lrwxr-xr-x 1 root wheel 76 Jul 8 13:29 calibre-debug -> /Applications/Utilities/calibre.app/Contents/Resources/loaders/calibre-debug
8 lrwxr-xr-x 1 root wheel 81 Jun 29 23:31 calibre-fontconfig -> /Applications/Utilities/calibre.app/Contents/Resources/loaders/calibre-fontconfig
8 lrwxr-xr-x 1 root wheel 79 Jul 8 13:29 calibre-parallel -> /Applications/Utilities/calibre.app/Contents/Resources/loaders/calibre-parallel
8 lrwxr-xr-x 1 root wheel 77 Jul 8 13:29 calibre-server -> /Applications/Utilities/calibre.app/Contents/Resources/loaders/calibre-server
8 lrwxr-xr-x 1 root wheel 75 Jul 8 13:29 calibre-smtp -> /Applications/Utilities/calibre.app/Contents/Resources/loaders/calibre-smtp
8 lrwxr-xr-x 1 root wheel 72 Jul 8 13:29 calibredb -> /Applications/Utilities/calibre.app/Contents/Resources/loaders/calibredb
8 lrwxr-xr-x 1 root wheel 73 Jun 29 23:31 comic2epub -> /Applications/Utilities/calibre.app/Contents/Resources/loaders/comic2epub
8 lrwxr-xr-x 1 root wheel 72 Jun 29 23:31 comic2lrf -> /Applications/Utilities/calibre.app/Contents/Resources/loaders/comic2lrf
8 lrwxr-xr-x 1 root wheel 73 Jun 29 23:31 comic2mobi -> /Applications/Utilities/calibre.app/Contents/Resources/loaders/comic2mobi
8 lrwxr-xr-x 1 root wheel 72 Jun 29 23:31 comic2pdf -> /Applications/Utilities/calibre.app/Contents/Resources/loaders/comic2pdf
8 lrwxr-xr-x 1 root wheel 76 Jul 8 13:29 ebook-convert -> /Applications/Utilities/calibre.app/Contents/Resources/loaders/ebook-convert
8 lrwxr-xr-x 1 root wheel 75 Jul 8 13:29 ebook-device -> /Applications/Utilities/calibre.app/Contents/Resources/loaders/ebook-device
8 lrwxr-xr-x 1 root wheel 73 Jul 8 13:29 ebook-meta -> /Applications/Utilities/calibre.app/Contents/Resources/loaders/ebook-meta
8 lrwxr-xr-x 1 root wheel 75 Jul 8 13:29 ebook-viewer -> /Applications/Utilities/calibre.app/Contents/Resources/loaders/ebook-viewer
8 lrwxr-xr-x 1 root wheel 72 Jun 29 23:31 epub-meta -> /Applications/Utilities/calibre.app/Contents/Resources/loaders/epub-meta
8 lrwxr-xr-x 1 root wheel 71 Jun 29 23:31 epub2lrf -> /Applications/Utilities/calibre.app/Contents/Resources/loaders/epub2lrf
8 lrwxr-xr-x 1 root wheel 71 Jun 29 23:31 fb2-meta -> /Applications/Utilities/calibre.app/Contents/Resources/loaders/fb2-meta
8 lrwxr-xr-x 1 root wheel 70 Jun 29 23:31 fb22lrf -> /Applications/Utilities/calibre.app/Contents/Resources/loaders/fb22lrf
8 lrwxr-xr-x 1 root wheel 73 Jun 29 23:31 feeds2disk -> /Applications/Utilities/calibre.app/Contents/Resources/loaders/feeds2disk
8 lrwxr-xr-x 1 root wheel 73 Jun 29 23:31 feeds2epub -> /Applications/Utilities/calibre.app/Contents/Resources/loaders/feeds2epub
8 lrwxr-xr-x 1 root wheel 72 Jun 29 23:31 feeds2lrf -> /Applications/Utilities/calibre.app/Contents/Resources/loaders/feeds2lrf
8 lrwxr-xr-x 1 root wheel 73 Jun 29 23:31 feeds2mobi -> /Applications/Utilities/calibre.app/Contents/Resources/loaders/feeds2mobi
8 lrwxr-xr-x 1 root wheel 83 Jul 8 13:29 fetch-ebook-metadata -> /Applications/Utilities/calibre.app/Contents/Resources/loaders/fetch-ebook-metadata
8 lrwxr-xr-x 1 root wheel 72 Jun 29 23:31 html2epub -> /Applications/Utilities/calibre.app/Contents/Resources/loaders/html2epub
8 lrwxr-xr-x 1 root wheel 71 Jun 29 23:31 html2lrf -> /Applications/Utilities/calibre.app/Contents/Resources/loaders/html2lrf
8 lrwxr-xr-x 1 root wheel 71 Jun 29 23:31 html2oeb -> /Applications/Utilities/calibre.app/Contents/Resources/loaders/html2oeb
8 lrwxr-xr-x 1 root wheel 71 Jun 29 23:31 imp-meta -> /Applications/Utilities/calibre.app/Contents/Resources/loaders/imp-meta
8 lrwxr-xr-x 1 root wheel 75 Jul 8 13:29 librarything -> /Applications/Utilities/calibre.app/Contents/Resources/loaders/librarything
8 lrwxr-xr-x 1 root wheel 71 Jun 29 23:31 lit-meta -> /Applications/Utilities/calibre.app/Contents/Resources/loaders/lit-meta
8 lrwxr-xr-x 1 root wheel 70 Jun 29 23:31 lit2lrf -> /Applications/Utilities/calibre.app/Contents/Resources/loaders/lit2lrf
8 lrwxr-xr-x 1 root wheel 70 Jun 29 23:31 lit2oeb -> /Applications/Utilities/calibre.app/Contents/Resources/loaders/lit2oeb
8 lrwxr-xr-x 1 root wheel 71 Jun 29 23:31 lrf-meta -> /Applications/Utilities/calibre.app/Contents/Resources/loaders/lrf-meta
8 lrwxr-xr-x 1 root wheel 70 Jul 8 13:29 lrf2lrs -> /Applications/Utilities/calibre.app/Contents/Resources/loaders/lrf2lrs
8 lrwxr-xr-x 1 root wheel 72 Jul 8 13:29 lrfviewer -> /Applications/Utilities/calibre.app/Contents/Resources/loaders/lrfviewer
8 lrwxr-xr-x 1 root wheel 70 Jul 8 13:29 lrs2lrf -> /Applications/Utilities/calibre.app/Contents/Resources/loaders/lrs2lrf
8 lrwxr-xr-x 1 root wheel 79 Jul 8 13:29 markdown-calibre -> /Applications/Utilities/calibre.app/Contents/Resources/loaders/markdown-calibre
8 lrwxr-xr-x 1 root wheel 72 Jun 29 23:31 mobi-meta -> /Applications/Utilities/calibre.app/Contents/Resources/loaders/mobi-meta
8 lrwxr-xr-x 1 root wheel 71 Jun 29 23:31 mobi2lrf -> /Applications/Utilities/calibre.app/Contents/Resources/loaders/mobi2lrf
8 lrwxr-xr-x 1 root wheel 71 Jun 29 23:31 mobi2oeb -> /Applications/Utilities/calibre.app/Contents/Resources/loaders/mobi2oeb
8 lrwxr-xr-x 1 root wheel 71 Jun 29 23:31 odt-meta -> /Applications/Utilities/calibre.app/Contents/Resources/loaders/odt-meta
8 lrwxr-xr-x 1 root wheel 70 Jun 29 23:31 odt2oeb -> /Applications/Utilities/calibre.app/Contents/Resources/loaders/odt2oeb
8 lrwxr-xr-x 1 root wheel 70 Jun 29 23:31 oeb2lit -> /Applications/Utilities/calibre.app/Contents/Resources/loaders/oeb2lit
8 lrwxr-xr-x 1 root wheel 71 Jun 29 23:31 oeb2mobi -> /Applications/Utilities/calibre.app/Contents/Resources/loaders/oeb2mobi
8 lrwxr-xr-x 1 root wheel 71 Jun 29 23:31 opf-meta -> /Applications/Utilities/calibre.app/Contents/Resources/loaders/opf-meta
8 lrwxr-xr-x 1 root wheel 71 Jun 29 23:31 pdf-meta -> /Applications/Utilities/calibre.app/Contents/Resources/loaders/pdf-meta
8 lrwxr-xr-x 1 root wheel 70 Jun 29 23:31 pdf2lrf -> /Applications/Utilities/calibre.app/Contents/Resources/loaders/pdf2lrf
8 lrwxr-xr-x 1 root wheel 76 Jul 8 13:29 pdfmanipulate -> /Applications/Utilities/calibre.app/Contents/Resources/loaders/pdfmanipulate
8 lrwxr-xr-x 1 root wheel 72 Jun 29 23:31 pdfreflow -> /Applications/Utilities/calibre.app/Contents/Resources/loaders/pdfreflow
8 lrwxr-xr-x 1 root wheel 70 Jun 29 23:31 pdftrim -> /Applications/Utilities/calibre.app/Contents/Resources/loaders/pdftrim
8 lrwxr-xr-x 1 root wheel 69 Jun 29 23:31 prs500 -> /Applications/Utilities/calibre.app/Contents/Resources/loaders/prs500
8 lrwxr-xr-x 1 root wheel 70 Jun 29 23:31 rb-meta -> /Applications/Utilities/calibre.app/Contents/Resources/loaders/rb-meta
8 lrwxr-xr-x 1 root wheel 71 Jun 29 23:31 rtf-meta -> /Applications/Utilities/calibre.app/Contents/Resources/loaders/rtf-meta
8 lrwxr-xr-x 1 root wheel 70 Jun 29 23:31 rtf2lrf -> /Applications/Utilities/calibre.app/Contents/Resources/loaders/rtf2lrf
8 lrwxr-xr-x 1 root wheel 70 Jun 29 23:31 txt2lrf -> /Applications/Utilities/calibre.app/Contents/Resources/loaders/txt2lrf
8 lrwxr-xr-x 1 root wheel 71 Jul 8 13:29 web2disk -> /Applications/Utilities/calibre.app/Contents/Resources/loaders/web2disk
8 lrwxr-xr-x 1 root wheel 70 Jun 29 23:31 web2lrf -> /Applications/Utilities/calibre.app/Contents/Resources/loaders/web2lrf

5. NEXT: I do a listing of the place where all those symlinks point:

Anton:ImageMagick paulchernoch$ ls -1 /Applications/Utilities/calibre.app/Contents/Resources/loaders/
calibre
calibre-complete
calibre-customize
calibre-debug
calibre-parallel
calibre-server
calibre-smtp
calibredb
ebook-convert
ebook-device
ebook-meta
ebook-viewer
fetch-ebook-metadata
librarything
lrf2lrs
lrfviewer
lrs2lrf
markdown-calibre
pdfmanipulate
web2disk

NOTICE: There are many fewer entries in this directory than there are links in /usr/bin. Where are the missing programs, like html2lrf and html2epub? What list of files should I see there? Are some of the links left over from previous versions of Calibre and obsolete?

- Paul

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Old 08-11-2009, 01:25 PM   #2
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Ahhh! That explains it. Thanks for the quick response.

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Old 09-22-2009, 01:35 PM   #4
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Hi,

Where can I get the any2epub utility. I'm a windows user.

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Look 2 posts above yours at Kovid's most recent post in this thread for your answer ...
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Thanks for your reply. Calibre is installed in the C:\Program Files\calibre folder. I did not find the any2epub.exe there? Where should I look it for?
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As kovid said, all the '*2*' utilities have been replaced by the 'ebook-convert' utility.
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I have just bought my PRS-600 yesterday. These utilities are new to me. could not catch Kovid's wording.

I'm trying to convert a chm file to epub using ebook-convert. But there's an error -
ValueError: No plugin to handle input format: chm
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That's because Calibre does not handle chm as an input type.
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I've converted the chm file to PRC using mobipocket reader's import menu. Then I tried that PRC to epub. Its stuck since last night.


C:\Program Files\calibre>ebook-convert.exe "d:\data\My eBooks\LinuxKernel.prc" Test.epub
1% Converting input to HTML...
InputFormatPlugin: MOBI Input running on d:\data\My eBooks\LinuxKernel.prc
Malformed markup, parsing using BeautifulSoup
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I'm trying to convert a 777 pages of HTML to lrf. I'm getting the following error -

C:\Program Files\calibre>ebook-convert.exe Test5.html Test5.lrf
1% Converting input to HTML...
InputFormatPlugin: HTML Input running on C:\Program Files\calibre\Test5.html
Language not specified
Creator not specified
Building file list...
Parsing file u'Test5.html' as HTML
File u'Test5.html' missing <body/> element
Parsing file u'test5_ind.html' as HTML
Parsing file u'test5s.html' as HTML
34% Running transforms on ebook...
Merging user specified metadata...
Detecting structure...
Auto generated TOC with 0 entries.
Flattening CSS and remapping font sizes...
Traceback (most recent call last):
File "cli.py", line 256, in <module>
File "cli.py", line 249, in main
File "calibre\ebooks\conversion\plumber.pyo", line 792, in run
File "calibre\ebooks\oeb\transforms\flatcss.pyo", line 123, in __call__
File "calibre\ebooks\oeb\transforms\flatcss.pyo", line 167, in baseline_spine
ValueError: max() arg is an empty sequence
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What is the command line to convert a recipe feed result to epub?

I've tried (and it's not working):
"C:\Program Files\Calibre\ebook-convert" "C:\Download\Calibre_hold\custom\ChicagoTribune.py " "C:\Download\Calibre_hold\custom\done\ChicagoTribu ne.epub"

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This doesn't appear to have been documented since the changeover, but I just tried adding ".recipe" to the name of the recipe and it appears to work:

"C:\Program Files\calibre\ebook-convert" "Chicago Tribune".recipe "C:\Chicago Tribune.epub"
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OK, I guess I'm just an idiot, but I can no longer get the command line utils to work correctly either.

I'm running on OS X 10.5.8 (latest Leopard). I haven't used Calibre for a while, but last time I needed command line tools I ran mobi2oeb and got pretty nice html outputs. Now with Calibre 0.6.19 my system no longer recognises that command (used to just type in Terminal "mobi2o" then Tab and the command would auto-complete).

This thread seems to indicate I can now use ebook-convert. But when I type the command ebook then hit Tab I get "ebook-viewer" only. No ebook-convert command is recognised, even when typed completely.

I have checked my /usr/bin and the Calibre links are there (including still the ones like mobi2oeb - maybe that is part of the problem?). But no ebook-convert link is there.

Any other Mac user encountered this?

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