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Old 03-18-2024, 08:41 AM   #1
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Question Shortcut to copy specific metadata field

Hello,
I've found the shortcut to copy all metadata of the books.
But I was wondering if it is possible to create a shortcut to copy only a specific field of the metadata, for example the title of the book, or more generically any other specific metadata field (or a combination of)

Is this possible? How?
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Old 03-18-2024, 11:13 AM   #2
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Is this possible? How?
Command line tools (See the online help docs)

Specifically:
calibredb --list <args>
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Command line tools (See the online help docs)

Specifically:
calibredb --list <args>
`--list` doesn't seem to be a good option, I think the correct one is `list`.

Then this solution doesn't seem to be related to my question question.
I know I can obtain any kind of information from `calibredb` command but I've asked if I could simply create a keyboard shortcut for the main app to specifically copy some of the metadata (for example the title) of the current select book.

Maybe I've misunderstood, would you care to elaborate on your answer?
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Hello,
I've found the shortcut to copy all metadata of the books.
But I was wondering if it is possible to create a shortcut to copy only a specific field of the metadata, for example the title of the book, or more generically any other specific metadata field (or a combination of)

Is this possible? How?
Short answer is No.

In addition to using the CLI tools as suggested by @theducks, you can copy most of the fields of the current book via the right click->Copy menu in the field value in book details: viz:

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The fields you can't copy this way are text fields, e.g. Title and Comments

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Short answer is No.
Incorrect. Action Chains has a 'copy to clipboard' action, and a chain can be assigned to a keyboard shortcut.

I've attached a sample chain. Instructions to import.
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File Type: zip CopyTitle.zip (2.2 KB, 70 views)
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Incorrect. Action Chains has a 'copy to clipboard' action, and a chain can be assigned to a keyboard shortcut.
Could AC satisfy this ==>> Suggestion: Export / Import Comments as HTML

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Could AC satisfy this ==>> Suggestion: Export / Import Comments as HTML

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My quick test shows yes. It copies the HTML code.

There's also the option to copy to file, though I didn't use it in this test chain:

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Incorrect. Action Chains has a 'copy to clipboard' action, and a chain can be assigned to a keyboard shortcut.

I've attached a sample chain. Instructions to import.
Wonderful! It worked as a charm, thanks!
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