alexandria - a book collection manager
Alexandria is a GNOME desktop application for managing book
collections. It has a simple user interface which makes it easy to
enter the details of your library, generally using Internet sources to
find catalogue information for your books. It also enables you to
create filtered views of your book collection based on details such as
author, publisher etc.
When launched without any options the Alexandria main window opens and
presents a view of your libraries, or if run for the first time creates
a new library ready for you to add books either manually or with the
help of providers of book information on the Internet.
Print verbose debug information describing the operation of the
program. Useful for determining behaviour when a problem is
encountered. This also sets the logger level to DEBUG.
Show program version information and exit.
Show summary of options and exit. This also shows a great many
predefined options common to all GTK programs which are not
defined in this manual page.
The per-user configuration of Alexandria
is stored in this directory. Each the books in each library are
stored in a sub-directory with the library’s name e.g. ‘My
Library’. Book files are stored in YAML format (a text-based data
format). They are named after the book’s ISBN
e.g. 9780755322800.yaml The cover images are also named after with
book’s ISBN, with the file extension .cover, although they are
usually JPEG format files. If a book has no ISBN, it’s ID will be
a number generated from the book title.
Smart Libraries are a filtered view of your book collection, and
are saved as YAML format files in this directory.
Setting this environment variable affects the level at which
messages will be logged. The log levels are cumulative, setting
the level to log information messages means it will also include
all warnings and error messages. Possible values are:
FATAL Only log messages for fatal errors.
ERROR Log messages for all errors.
WARN Log warnings and errors.
INFO Also include information messages.
DEBUG Log everything, including debug messages.
The default level is WARN
Please report any bugs you find on the Tracker
〈http://rubyforge.org/tracker/?group_id=205〉 at RubyForge. Please
check for any similar reports before reporting a new bug.
You can also discuss any problems you encounter with the Alexandria
developers and other users by joining the alexandria-list
〈http://rubyforge.org/mailman/listinfo/alexandria-list〉 mailing list.
News, details of the development team and further documentation may be
found on the Alexandria web site 〈http://alexandria.rubyforge.org/〉.
Alexandria was originally written by Laurent Sansonetti. The current
maintainer is Joseph Method <email@example.com>. For a full list of
contributors, see the file AUTHORS in Alexandria’s documentation.
This manual page was written by Cathal Mc Ginley
Copyright (C) 2004-2006 Laurent Sansonetti
Copyright (C) 2007-2010 Alexandria Contributors
Alexandria 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 2 of the License, or (at your
option) any later version.