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Re: calibre - broken packages

#11 Post by beckwith » Sun Jan 11, 2015 1:01 am

I;m feeling realy stupid.
/home/sherlock/eBooks $ ls -ls
total 3484
496 -rwxrwxrwx 1 beckwith users 503857 Dec 27 15:08 Chronicles_of_Sherlock_Holmes.epub
588 -rwxrwxrwx 1 beckwith users 600279 Dec 27 15:08 Chronicles_of_Sherlock_Holmes_II.epub
1640 -rwxrwxrwx 1 beckwith users 1676915 Dec 27 15:08 Chronicles_of_Sherlock_Holmes_II.mobi
760 -rwxrwxrwx 1 beckwith users 774361 Dec 27 15:08 Chronicles_of_Sherlock_Holmes.mobi
/home/sherlock/eBooks $
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Re: calibre - broken packages

#12 Post by Paul.. » Sun Jan 11, 2015 8:38 am

Been there...a lot. :cool:

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Re: calibre - broken packages

#13 Post by SilverBear » Tue Jan 13, 2015 3:42 pm

beckwith wrote:I;m feeling realy stupid.
/home/sherlock/eBooks $ ls -ls
total 3484
496 -rwxrwxrwx 1 beckwith users 503857 Dec 27 15:08 Chronicles_of_Sherlock_Holmes.epub
588 -rwxrwxrwx 1 beckwith users 600279 Dec 27 15:08 Chronicles_of_Sherlock_Holmes_II.epub
1640 -rwxrwxrwx 1 beckwith users 1676915 Dec 27 15:08 Chronicles_of_Sherlock_Holmes_II.mobi
760 -rwxrwxrwx 1 beckwith users 774361 Dec 27 15:08 Chronicles_of_Sherlock_Holmes.mobi
/home/sherlock/eBooks $
see screen captures
As Forrest Gump's mom would say "stupid is as stupid does" --and by querying the MOST ADVANCED LINUX FORUM in the 128 known Universes, you are in good company! [Hmm. . . maybe I need to rephrase that? ;) ]

OK: calibre is a GREAT utility. It is primarily a database, and so you need to think in database terms.
#1] Each "book" listed is a "record" with various attributes. Each record is filed away in a subdirectory with [a] the digital book- in multiple files if you have it in more than one ebook format; an .opf file that contains formatting and database info about that specific book. [c] Optionally, a .jpg or .png file of the cover illustration.
#2] Calibre then maintains a data structure of all the individual records.

What does this imply? Well, you can individually edit each "record" so that it relates to the whole database the way you want it to display!

Rather than go into great detail now, please let me give you a few links. If they are not what you need, please post back. I use & love calibre, and I thank the Almighty for Kovid Goyal, and Kovid Goyal [http://calibre-ebook.com/about#history ]for his almost unbelievable efforts in creating and maintaining Calibre!
http://www.howtogeek.com/114063/how-to- ... ok-series/

http://manual.calibre-ebook.com/metadata.html

Those 2 pages should get you started in putting into practise what you want to do. If not, repost or PM me. :happy:
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Re: calibre - broken packages

#14 Post by SilverBear » Tue Jan 13, 2015 3:46 pm

pcallahan80 wrote:Been there...a lot. :cool:
Ayup! I live there!
When I'm flush, tho, I try to rent a room a few blocks away. Just for the novelty!
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Re: calibre - broken packages

#15 Post by ko » Tue Jan 13, 2015 4:17 pm

Hi there Silverbear.....:-)

Calibre: the best piece of software for ebook-management.
In (very) regular use here since around 2009 when I bought my Kindle Keyboard.
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Re: calibre - broken packages

#16 Post by SilverBear » Tue Jan 13, 2015 4:39 pm

ko wrote:Hi there Silverbear.....:-)

Calibre: the best piece of software for ebook-management.
In (very) regular use here since around 2009 when I bought my Kindle Keyboard.
Yo, Ko!
I am totally in agreement. I cannot imagine trying to manage my ebook collectionwithout Calibre!
BTW, I have had an OnyxBoox 60 for about 4 years now. My family decided "you need an ebook reader!" and told me to do the research and they'd buy what I picked out. It was more expensive than Kindle or Nook, but I chose it primarily for the wide range of ebook formats it could read.

At that time I hadn't learned about Calibre --which can pretty successfully convert any format to the one you want/need.

Good to hear from you. I hope your life is going well, and I wish you all the best for 2015.
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Re: calibre - broken packages

#17 Post by beckwith » Fri Jan 16, 2015 3:53 am

Editing the metadata fixed the problem (not 100% - good enough).
I can't get the sort order to volume 1 before volume 2: I can live with that!
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Re: calibre - broken packages

#18 Post by towwire » Fri Jan 16, 2015 4:15 am

beckwith wrote:Editing the metadata fixed the problem (not 100% - good enough).
I can't get the sort order to volume 1 before volume 2: I can live with that!
I take on the sort order when you say volume 1 before volume 2 that they are a series? Does your metadata show them as a series? If not then edit them as a series and then sort on that, not by title or author. I'm not where I have Calibre so I am not able to open it and give you a better idea of how to do it. If that does not help post again I'll look at explaining it better. If it is a series of books that are not a series you can make them a series of the order they should be read.

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