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Old 06-24-2016, 09:19 AM   #1
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Linux / Command Line / search and add metadata

Hi Folks,

Is there a way to search online and add metadata for a book using the command line in Linux on a headless server?

I know there is the calibredb command, which I use to automatically add a book to my Library after fetching it.

It happily adds the Title and Author to my Library, but there are no Tags, IDs, or Description.

Is there a way to look up on the internet and add that information, purely based on the Title and Author of a book?

Thanks in advance for your help.

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Old 06-24-2016, 09:48 AM   #2
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Spend lots of time reading the different CLI command options.
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calibre comes with a command-line `fetch-ebook-metadata` utility, which download and save metadata in OPF format. You can then use the OPF to set metadata using `calibredb set_metadata`.
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Perfect, thank you.

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