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# Copyright 2011 Brendan Kidwell <>.
# This file is part of caliload.
# caliload is free software: you can redistribute it and/or modify
# it under the terms of the GNU General Public License as published by
# the Free Software Foundation, either version 3 of the License, or
# (at your option) any later version.
# caliload is distributed in the hope that it will be useful,
# but WITHOUT ANY WARRANTY; without even the implied warranty of
# GNU General Public License for more details.
# You should have received a copy of the GNU General Public License
# along with caliload. If not, see <>.
"""Interface to command line options."""
from caliload import VERSION
from caliload.configobject import ConfigObject
import caliload
import getopt
import os
import sys
config = ConfigObject()
import logging
log = logging.getLogger(__name__)
Usage: %s COMMAND [options] [arguments]
caliload is a wrapper script for various Calibre command line tools that
allows you to add and update books from an offline library.
db_add Adds an ebook to Calibre.
db_update Updates ebook in Calibre.
db_readmeta Read metadata from Calibre to metadata.opf .
db_tags List tags from database.
db_meta_pull Pull metadata from DB to metadata.opf, ebook file, and
Calibre's copy of the ebook file.
readmeta Read metadata from ebook file to metadata.opf .
writemeta Write metadata from metadata.opf to ebook file.
config Edit configuration file.
--dir=DIR Work with book in DIR.
--library=DIR Work with Calibre library in DIR (default ~/Calibre
--debug Display debug messages.
Exit Codes (general):
0 Command completed successfully.
help version db_add db_update db_readmeta db_tags db_meta_pull readmeta writemeta config
'''.strip().split(' ')
class OptionsObject:
_shared_state = {}
def __init__(self, argv=None):
self.__dict__ = self._shared_state
if hasattr(self, 'ready'): return
if argv is None: argv = sys.argv
self.scriptname = os.path.basename(argv[0])
self.calibredb = 'calibredb'
self.ebookmeta = 'ebook-meta'
self.action = 'help'
self.exitcode = 0
self.argv = argv
self.dir = os.getcwd()
if(argv is None or len(argv) < 1):
self.exitcode = 1
self.action = 'help'
self.optlist, self.args = getopt.getopt(argv[1:], '', ['version', 'help', 'dir=', 'debug'])
if len(self.args) > 0: self.action = self.args[0] # action is first unnamed argument
if len(self.args) > 1: self.args = self.args[1:] # remove first unnamed argument
if self.action == '--version':
self.action = 'version'
if self.action in ('help', '-h', '-?', '--help'):
self.action = 'help'
if self.action not in ACTIONS:
self.exitcode = 1
self.action = 'help'
for (key, value) in self.optlist:
if key == '--dir': self.dir = value
if key == '--library': self.set_library(value)
if key == '--debug':
if key in ('--help', '-h'): self.action = 'help'
if key in ('--version', '-v'): self.action = 'version''Using Calibre library:\n %s' % self.get_library())'Working folder for book files:\n %s' % self.dir)
self.ready = True
def set_library(self, value):
self._library = value
self.dbfile = os.path.join(self._library, 'metadata.db')
def get_library(self):
return self._library
def get_help(self):
return HELPTEXT % self.scriptname
library = property(get_library, set_library)