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Old 12-25-2009, 03:44 AM   #1
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I'm new to Calibre and have been browsing thru the program and so far... I love it. I did have a question... is there a way to add information to the comments field using the command line and does anyone have a good method for doing so? I'm very sure I can, over time, figure it out if so... but *grins* it's christmas! and I dont' want to reinvent the wheel if I don't have to!
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Old 12-25-2009, 09:38 AM   #2
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calibredb show_metadata

and

calibredb set_metadata
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Old 12-25-2009, 01:43 PM   #3
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Okay... this is going to sound idiotic but... the CL for setting the metadata is:
calibredb set_metadata [options] id /path/to/metadata.opf

Would you mind giving me a practical example?
and yes... I'm having a slow redheaded blond moment here!

I figured out how to retrieve the list (love it!) with the calibre ID #s for the batch file, however, the user manual and the help features, left me a bit lost on exactly how to use the set_metadata function. What are the options they are talking about?

For instance... if I had this book:
Calibre ID: 4 (Author Name - Title - Series)
and I wanted to use the set_metadata option what would the command line look like to for the book with ID#4?

Second question... using the show_metadata function I noticed it lists the title and the author... is there a command line function that allows you to enter data such as the tags, comments or location of cover image?

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Old 12-25-2009, 01:45 PM   #4
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You use the show_metadata to create the opf file. Then you use some utility to edit it (on unix it would be sed, not sure on windows) and then use set_metadata to sync the edited opf file back to the database.
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Old 12-25-2009, 11:48 PM   #5
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Then you use some utility to edit it (on unix it would be sed, not sure on windows)
SED is available for Windows and IMHO it's the best tool there, too.

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Old 02-22-2015, 05:00 PM   #6
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My PC just crashed so new PC new Calibre. Problem old Calibre Library on external HDD large amount of MOBI ebooks, tried to add from 3rd line of add books comes up searching books and metadata adds a few books then disappears is there a better way if so what?

One point I am a 78 year old pensioner so no techno babble just plain UK English no disrespect to Americans.

I would be most grateful.

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Just copy the library folder from one computer to the other: http://manual.calibre-ebook.com/faq....ter-to-another

Aside -- I wasn't aware that UK English had less technobabble than 'Murican English.
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