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Old 03-25-2010, 10:31 PM   #1
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CustomIndexRecipe

Are there any examples using the CustomIndexRecipe class?

I have heaps of web content that I've downloaded using the Firefox Scrapbook plug-in and I want to use Calibre's ebook-convert command line tool to mass-edit them but can't quite figure out how to use CustomIndexRecipe.custom_index()

There don't seem to be any examples of this anywhere?

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Old 03-25-2010, 11:19 PM   #2
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Are there any examples using the CustomIndexRecipe class?

I have heaps of web content that I've downloaded using the Firefox Scrapbook plug-in and I want to use Calibre's ebook-convert command line tool to mass-edit them but can't quite figure out how to use CustomIndexRecipe.custom_index()

There don't seem to be any examples of this anywhere?

Thanks
I assume you've read this:
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CustomIndexRecipe¶
class calibre.web.feeds.news.CustomIndexRecipe¶
This class is useful for getting content from websites that don’t follow the “multiple articles in several feeds” content model.

CustomIndexRecipe.custom_index()¶
Return the filesystem path to a custom HTML document that will serve as the index for this recipe. The index document will typically contain many <a href=”...”> tags that point to resources on the internet that should be downloaded.
I've also noticed the dearth of examples. No built-in recipes use it. What have you tried? It looks fairly straight forward. Just guessing, but I'd try using the CustomIndexRecipe in your class and then:
Code:
def custom_index(self):
    filepath = path_to_custom_index.html
    return filepath
I have my doubts that this is going to be very successful, but I suppose it depends on what's in your index. Maybe Kovid will comment. Let us know what you find out.
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Old 03-26-2010, 12:36 AM   #3
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You dont really need customindex for this. Just use basicnewsrecipe and override parse_index, return file:// URLs and you should be fine, though the backwards OS might give you a bit of trouble with filepath URLs
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Old 03-26-2010, 11:23 AM   #4
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You were right about filepath URLs being tricky. I'm not a python programmer, so I just hack around from examples until I can make them work.

I found it was easier to just access the file system by using the web server locally on my Mac.

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Muchas Gracias!

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