OT: command line epub reader?

Tom Fowle wa6ivgtf at fastmail.fm
Mon Oct 5 22:18:37 EDT 2015

Willem and Kirk,
thanks both will check out these possibilities.

Possible disadvantage of text is you probably loose markup if any E.G. pages
chapters etc.  Maybe html in some cases.
tom Fowle WA6ivg

On Mon, Oct 05, 2015 at 07:25:07AM +0200, Willem van der Walt wrote:
> Hi,
> There is ebook-speaker by Jos Lemens which would read some epub
> books directly.
> The way I would prefer at the moment, is to install calibre and use
> its command-line program called ebook-convert to convert the epub
> into some format you like, like .txt or html.
> Then there is the cainteoir program which do read epub, but the
> player is currently more of a demonstrator of the functionallity of
> the cainteoir library than a player that  one would use on a daily
> basis.
> Cainteoir can be used to extract the text from epub as well.
> HTH, Willem
> On Sun, 4 Oct 2015, Tom Fowle wrote:
> >Hi folks
> >Is there a command line reader for .epub books?Did a net search and didn't
> >find anything promising but maybe missed something great?
> >thanks
> >tom Fowle
> >
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