Originally Posted by phrodod
If you're already comfortable with an editor that understands regular expressions (REs), why are you afraid of the terminal? REs are a nightmare to most people, and even to many people who are very comfortable at the command line, they're a bit of voodoo black magic. If you can master REs, a terminal should be a piece of cake.
While each of these items is individually pretty easy to do, it took my computer about twenty seconds to reformat Anna Karenina, while the same task took me about 3 hours, even with some other tools to help me out. On the reader, Anna Karenina is an almost 2000 page book at small font size, or over 4000 pages at large size. Given that, I think that the 20 seconds time frame is pretty amazing.
Yes I'm probably just being a baby avoiding the Terminal.
20 seconds is pretty good (though 3 hours sounds like rather a lot).
I am wondering though: does it replace quotes with curly quotes and text marked with forward slashes (or underscores or block capitals) with italics as claimed on the features page. The reason for asking is that manybooks.net uses GutenMark and the texts I've seen don't have curly quotes etc.