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       ebook-meta - part of calibre


       ebook-meta  ebook_file [options]


       Read/Write metadata from/to ebook files.

       Supported  formats  for reading metadata: azw, azw1, azw4, cbr, cbz, chm, epub, fb2, html,
       htmlz, imp, lit, lrf, lrx, mobi, odt, oebzip, opf, pdb, pdf, pml, pmlz,  pobi,  prc,  rar,
       rb, rtf, snb, tpz, txt, txtz, zip

       Supported formats for writing metadata: azw, azw1, azw4, epub, htmlz, lrf, mobi, pdb, pdf,
       prc, rtf, tpz, txtz

       Different file types support different kinds of metadata. If you try to set some  metadata
       on a file type that does not support it, the metadata will be silently ignored.

       Whenever  you pass arguments to ebook-meta that have spaces in them, enclose the arguments
       in quotation marks.


              show program's version number and exit

       -h, --help
              show this help message and exit

       -t, --title
              Set the title.

       -a, --authors
              Set the authors. Multiple authors should be separated by the  &  character.  Author
              names should be in the order Firstname Lastname.

              The  version  of the title to be used for sorting. If unspecified, and the title is
              specified, it will be auto-generated from the title.

              String to be used when sorting by author. If unspecified,  and  the  author(s)  are
              specified, it will be auto-generated from the author(s).

              Set the cover to the specified file.

       -c, --comments
              Set the ebook description.

       -p, --publisher
              Set the ebook publisher.

              Set the book category.

       -s, --series
              Set the series this ebook belongs to.

       -i, --index
              Set the index of the book in this series.

       -r, --rating
              Set the rating. Should be a number between 1 and 5.

       --isbn Set the ISBN of the book.

       --tags Set the tags for the book. Should be a comma separated list.

       -k, --book-producer
              Set the book producer.

       -l, --language
              Set the language.

       -d, --date
              Set the published date.

              Get the cover from the ebook and save it at as the specified file.

              Specify the name of an OPF file. The metadata will be written to the OPF file.

              Read  metadata from the specified OPF file and use it to set metadata in the ebook.
              Metadata specified on the command line will override metadata  read  from  the  OPF

              Set the BookID in LRF files


       The User Manual is available at

       Created by Kovid Goyal <>