Calibre – reading e-books and library management

Calibre - reading e-books and library management on Linux Mint

If you have an e-book (electronic book), or you want to be able to read e-book on the computer screen, Calibre will help you to organize your library. Free, easy to use program Calibre with open source is a great tool for reading and library management e-book on Linux Mint.

Calibre is a library for ebooks. Calibre has a convenient interface, and files with e-books most of the formats, you can simply drag the application window. To edit metadata (title, genre, etc), just press the button on the toolbar and type the changes. You can select and change multiple books at the same time, for example, if you want to rearrange the books on the genre.

The tool window, reading e-books is also one button, which makes it much easier viewing. For readability, you can increase or decrease the font size, bookmark pages, and much more. You can configure Calibre to download news feeds, although sometimes a bit out of location elements. In addition, of course, provides synchronization e-books, so you can continue reading from the same page where you left off, regardless of the device.

Installation into Linux Mint:

sudo apt-get install calibre

calibre has a binary install that includes private versions of all its dependencies. It runs on 32-bit and 64-bit Intel compatible machines. To install or upgrade, simply copy paste the following command into a terminal and press Enter:
sudo -v && wget -nv -O- | sudo python -c “import sys; main=lambda:sys.stderr.write(‘Download failed\\n’); exec(; main()”

If you get an error about an untrusted certificate, that means your computer does not have any root certificates installed and so cannot download the installer securely. If you still want to proceed, pass the –no-check-certificate option to wget, like this:
sudo -v && wget --no-check-certificate -nv -O- | sudo python -c “import sys; main=lambda:sys.stderr.write(‘Download failed\n’); exec(; main()”

You must have xdg-utils, wget and python ≥ 2.6 installed on your system before running the installer.
You can uninstall calibre by running sudo calibre-uninstaller. Alternately, simply deleting the installation directory will remove 99% of installed files.
You need GLIBC 2.13 or higher and (from gcc 4.7.0) or higher to run calibre
You can change the directory calibre is installed into from the default (/opt) like this:

sudo -v && wget -nv -O- | sudo python -c “import sys; main=lambda x:sys.stderr.write(‘Download failed\n’); exec(; main(‘/opt’)”

Change /opt above to whatever directory you want calibre automatically installed to.
You can also do an “isolated” install that only touches files inside the installation directory and does not need to be run as root, like this:

sudo -v && wget -nv -O- | sudo python -c “import sys; main=lambda x:sys.stderr.write(‘Download failed\n’); exec(; main(‘/opt’)”

Good Luck!!!

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