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Calibre-server is a command line tool that is part of the Calibre ebook management software. It allows you to run a web server to access and share your ebook collection over a local network or the internet.

With calibre-server, you can start a web server using your Calibre library as the content source. It creates a user-friendly web interface that allows you to browse, search, and download your ebook collection using any web browser on a computer or mobile device.

Here are some key features and capabilities of calibre-server:

  1. Web-based Interface: Calibre-server provides a simple and intuitive web interface to manage and access your ebook collection. You can view detailed book information, such as author, title, cover image, and metadata.

  2. Browsing and Searching: It enables easy navigation and searching through your library based on various criteria like title, author, tags, or formats. You can sort and filter the results for effortless book discovery.

  3. Download and Reading: Users can download ebooks either in the original format or in supported formats for various devices. Supported formats include EPUB, MOBI, PDF, and others. Calibre-server also supports sending books directly to e-readers or reading apps.

  4. User Authentication and Permissions: To ensure the security of your ebook collection, calibre-server allows user authentication and permission management. You can set up multiple user accounts with different access levels or restrict access to specific IP addresses.

  5. Customization: It offers customization options to configure the appearance and behavior of the web interface. You can customize the color scheme, choose different viewing modes (like list or grid), and enable or disable specific features.

Calibre-server provides a convenient way to access and share your ebook library, making it an excellent tool for personal use or for libraries and book clubs to provide access to their ebook collections.

List of commands for calibre-server:

  • calibre-server:tldr:2541f calibre-server: Start server on different port. Access at http://localhost:port.
    $ calibre-server --port ${port}
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  • calibre-server:tldr:30096 calibre-server: Password protect the server.
    $ calibre-server --username ${username} --password ${password}
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  • calibre-server:tldr:4e8dd calibre-server: Start a server to distribute e-books. Access at http://localhost:8080.
    $ calibre-server
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