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       alexandria - a book collection manager


       alexandria [OPTIONS]


       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
       〈〉  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
       〈〉 mailing list.


       News,  details of the development team and further documentation may be
       found on the Alexandria web site 〈〉.


       Alexandria was originally written by Laurent  Sansonetti.  The  current
       maintainer  is  Joseph  Method  <>. 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.