OT: command line epub reader?
steve at holmesgrown.com
Mon Oct 19 05:47:48 EDT 2015
Personally I love having the rich navigation offered by most epub
readers. I would much rather not convert to plain text files. I'm not
aware of any Linux readers that can read epubs directly and be
accessible too. What I end up doing most times is just take the epub
books and read them with Voice Dream reader on my iOS devices but that
On Mon, Oct 05, 2015 at 10:51:17PM -0400, Kirk Reiser wrote:
> Well, that really depends more on how the original document was set up
> than the conversion. The ebook-convert script has options to keep or
> throwaway any type of formatting the document contains. There's no
> reason a text file can't contain any information you wish to keep.
> On Mon, 5 Oct 2015, Tom Fowle wrote:
> >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:
> >>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
> >>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?
> >>>tom Fowle
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