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Old 07-16-2015, 04:58 PM   #1
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Update 'title sort' and 'author sort' through CLI

I wrote a script in Unix to add empty books to Calibre and then populate their metadata based on what's listed in a separate text file. Now, while the books that I create using 'calibredb set_metadata' have proper 'title' and the 'authors' fields, their 'title sort' and 'author sort' are set to 'Unknown'.

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is there a CLI way to automatically update 'title sort' and 'author sort' based on the existing 'title' and 'authors'?

Thanks in advance! W.
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Old 07-16-2015, 05:12 PM   #2
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No, but you can set the _sort fields with the same command, just regex the words around (the leading A/An/The for title, the last word for author).
Bash does have semi-decent support for regular expressions.
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