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How can I extract all the pictures from an ebook?

Any non-DRM'ed epub ebook is just a renamed zipped folder. All you'll need to do is rename the file from <filename>.epub to <filename>.zip and unzip the folder. At that point, you should ...
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Command line extraction of metadata (title. author) from epub file

exiftool can read (but not write) epub meta data. For example exiftool -T -Title main.epub
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Command line extraction of metadata (title. author) from epub file

Here's a quick bash script (with no error-checking whatsoever) to do what you want: #!/bin/bash # if [ $# -lt 3 ] then echo echo "Usage: minfo -m <meta-type> <epub-file>" echo ...
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Command line extraction of metadata (title. author) from epub file

An EPUB file is just a zip file, and the book's metadata is contained in the OPF (Open Packaging Format) file, which is an XML file. The title is located in the /package/metadata/dc:title element. The ...
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Is there a Linux distro geared to ebook users?

Greenie is an Lubuntu spin that works with standard Ubuntu repositories. It comes with a set of pre-installed apps for ebook readers and authors, including: GWrite: Simple GTK+ HTML5 Rich Text ...
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How can I extract all the pictures from an ebook?

You cannot do this in bulk without some programming. As @Tom indicated, .epub files are ZIP files. The extensions of the "file names" in the ZIP files for images are often, but not guaranteed to be '....
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How to repack an epub file from command line

zip -X0 "my.epub" "mimetype" zip -Xr "my.epub" "META-INF/" "OEBPS/" As palacsint already pointed out, without the -X flag, one would run into the epubcheck error PKG_005 "The mimetype file has an ...
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How to prevent Calibre replacing my cover image

Calibre has had an option to insert a cover long before it offered editing some ebook formats. That option comes with additional utilities of finding a fitting cover using some internet services. If ...
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Are there good ebook management tools available for free?

Jeboorker is also a look worth. I use it to manage my local epub and pdf ebooks. It's open source, and available for Linux and Windows. You can downlaod it here.
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Command line extraction of metadata (title. author) from epub file

To print out epub metadata, exiftool yourbook.epub To edit the metadata, you'd need to unzip it and then zip it back again, as mentioned by others, epub is just a zip file mkdir tempfolder mv ...
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How Does Amazon Kindle Renting work on *buntu/Linux Systems?

Perhaps renting works differently from buying/lending/borrowing ebooks, but all you do is to download the Kindle reading app on your device. Then, the rented item will magically appear after you ...
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Command line extraction of metadata (title. author) from epub file

with Calibre's ebook-meta Example output of ebook-meta unixpowertools.epub: Title : UNIX Power Tools, 3rd Edition Author(s) : Jerry Peek, Shelley Powers, Tim O’Reilly & ...
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How to create ePub with title page from LaTeX source using pandoc

I was able to work around the issue as follows: $ pandoc -S -o mybook.markdown mybook.tex $ pandoc -S -o mybook.epub --epub-cover-image=images/my_cover.png title.txt mybook.markdown By ...
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google ebooks from linux to ereader

For Linux you need to run ADE in Wine. On this page there is a pdf and a video that I made for my library on using ebooks via ADE for Linux users. FWIW, I had trouble getting ADE to detect ereaders on ...
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How to repack an epub file from command line

A one-liner based on the previous answers, which will take the current dirname as the epub name, and the contents of the current dir as the epub: zip -rX "../$(basename "$(realpath .)").epub" mimetype ...
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Is there a eReader app for Android, Windows and Linux?

FBReader and Cool Reader support all the operating systems that you have listed, but I don't personally use them, so I can't give you more insights. You can try them and see if they fit your needs.
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What will be the Kindle file type replacement for when mobi files are deprecated?

The current file extension is .kfx (According to Wikipedia this is "Kindle Format 10" )
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How to update the firmware for a K3 Kindle keyboard from Linux?

the K3 automounted fine: thufir@dur:/media/thufir/Kindle$ thufir@dur:/media/thufir/Kindle$ ls -al total 44 drwxr-xr-x 6 thufir thufir 8192 Dec 31 1969 . drwxr-x---+ 4 root root 4096 Dec 28 10:...
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E-reader that syncs progress across Linux and Android?

There's a way, but it's kinda tricky. There's a bunch of android apps which sync the progress across the devices (like Moon+ Reader). So, if you can set up an Android emulator on your Linux machine, ...
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Command line extraction of metadata (title. author) from epub file

Ok, so since nobody has ANY info on this online and this is the top search results. Here is what you are looking for. exiftool -a -u -g1 nameofthe.epub. This line gives you a giant output of all the ...
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