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Old 09-03-2018, 01:01 PM   #1
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Possibilities for folder organization support on Kindles?

Sometime in the past year I read a possibly old post that stated that it is possible to open a book in the native reader by command. In addition, KOReader ond Coolreader have file browsers and can launch reader apps.

It seems to me that it should be a small step to have the KOReader file browser show azw* files and allow the user to open an azw* file with the Kindle native reader app or to use the file browser as a starting point for a standalone app to open azw* books from the file browser.

I could get this functionality by converting my books to epub, but I am becoming fond of XRAY functionality and frequently use the Kindle dictionaries.

I hope this is possible and that the suggestion strikes some developer's fancy. I do know that over the years many have expressed strong interest in organizing books in folders on Kindles.
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It should be possible to have a command line menu, using the dialog package. Within this menu, the files and folders could be visible. By clicking on a ebook file, the command to open it using the Kindle's in built reader (for azw*s, mobis, txt, image files, etc.) should be invoked. I think something like this happens in the package Kindle menu.
Another possibility is to use midnight commander and configure it so that it opens an ebook file with the Amazon reader.
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Old 09-09-2018, 04:19 PM   #3
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It should be possible to have a command line menu, using the dialog package. Within this menu, the files and folders could be visible. By clicking on a ebook file, the command to open it using the Kindle's in built reader (for azw*s, mobis, txt, image files, etc.) should be invoked. I think something like this happens in the package Kindle menu.
Another possibility is to use midnight commander and configure it so that it opens an ebook file with the Amazon reader.
I can only find mentions if the Kindle Menu package but not the package itself, even after quite a bit of looking. I also can not find the midnight commander or the dialog package. I'm not particularly interested in a terminal package. If I want to do any CLI on a Kindle I SSH over USB.

I do appreciate the tips and would like to try Kindle Menu and maybe the others if someone can point me to where to get them.
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I honestly don't remember if we can still do nested Collections, but if we still can, one popular option was faking a folder hierarchy via Collections.

And I seem to remember LibrarianSync providing just such a feature.

EDIT: That's probably a no on the nested collections, given that bit from LS's doc: "Subfolders will be treated as different collections".

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I honestly don't remember if we can still do nested Collections, but if we still can, one popular option was faking a folder hierarchy via Collections.
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It was possible on earlier CM versions and kindles. I have nested collections on my PW1 and they work fine. Only issue is you can't back out from a nested collection. Have to go to home.
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I do appreciate the tips and would like to try Kindle Menu and maybe the others if someone can point me to where to get them.
See:
https://www.mobileread.com/forums/sh...d.php?t=225860
(for kindlemenu)

https://www.mobileread.com/forums/sh...d.php?t=186007
(for dialog - it's part of the whole frotz package)

https://www.mobileread.com/forums/sh....php?p=3383786
(for midnight commander)
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