Converting epubs to Plain-Text?

Linux for blind general discussion blinux-list at
Thu Nov 25 15:22:31 UTC 2021

There's a script to do that en masse yes, I don't have the askubuntu 
link yet but I've converted epubs to txt files no problem, though 
stripping the DRM from books I own is something I've had to do to 
convert some of them however, others converted without issue.

So yes. It's doable, it's ebook-convert and a shell script is how I do 
it. I'd put them all in one folder, then make a shell scrip tthat takes 
the *.epub and converts it to *.txt, where * is the input and output names.

Such as book1.epub would be converted to book1.txt

On 11/25/21 15:15, Linux for blind general discussion wrote:
> We interrupt these Fedora discussions to bring you a separate subject.
> I have several, maybe 18 ebooks in an epub format, from 
> BookShare-and-Usenet. In looking around, an only tool I can find is 
> "ebook-convert" part of a Calibre package to convert these. However, 
> following cryptic instructions in its man-page, as well as what I see 
> in duckduckgo, I am getting no where. Are their other better tools I 
> need to grab in a Debian SID console? In addition, I really would like 
> to convert all of these at once, in a batch. Thanks so much in advance 
> for any-and-all guidance. We now resume our regularly scheduled 
> programming
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