Originally Posted by carlodidier
Thanks for your comments. I'm definetely not looking into a CLI interface. What I want is something like calibre, BUT without copying the eBooks. Just manage them (the metadata) like a catalog in Lightroom where images stay where they are but are managed by the application, with all the metadata only in the database.
I can't see why the books have to be copied somewhere else. That's just stupid.
- if you don't need the features of Calibre that operate on the book content files (PDF, MOBI, EPUB, etc) - e.g. conversion, e-book reader integration etc, then perhaps you could adapt my scheme for 'linking' non book files into Calibre - see my exchange with Lynx-lynx starting at post 13 in this thread ===>>> https://www.mobileread.com/forums/sho...d.php?t=196599
It is OK to have a book in Calibre with no actual book content files