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Old 11-08-2018, 09:25 PM   #1
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Importing Books: Getting date from file attributes

When adding a book by single directory, is there a way for Calibre to fetch the file's 'last modified' date and set that as the date/timestamp?

I've been looking at the documentation for calibredb, but I'm afraid command-line isn't really my strong suit.

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Old 11-08-2018, 09:33 PM   #2
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When adding a book by single directory, is there a way for Calibre to fetch the file's 'last modified' date and set that as the date/timestamp?

I've been looking at the documentation for calibredb, but I'm afraid command-line isn't really my strong suit.

Thanks again.
I use calibredb add and thus far, I haven't found any way to use or even store the file's last modified date.
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When adding a book by single directory, is there a way for Calibre to fetch the file's 'last modified' date and set that as the date/timestamp?

I've been looking at the documentation for calibredb, but I'm afraid command-line isn't really my strong suit.

Thanks again.
IIRC the GetFileName plugin can store the file modified date in a custom column, its a File Input plugin ==>> Plugin Index

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Old 11-09-2018, 06:59 PM   #4
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I'll give that a try. Thank you!
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