Converting epubs to Plain-Text?

Linux for blind general discussion blinux-list at
Fri Nov 26 14:19:33 UTC 2021

Exactly, it uses the output file name you specify as the second argument

For example


Would turn that really, really long titled epub into a short-name.txt file

Note though that it's not perfect though however

On 11/26/21 13:42, Linux for blind general discussion wrote:
> Hi Geoff-and-Willem: Those instructions in ebook-convert seem to imply 
> inconsistancies. On 1 hand it says the file name is derived from an 
> input name, but then Geoff says I must supply an output name? Well, I 
> experimented with another dot  epub, pasting in that name as an 
> output, but replacing an extention with a dot txt. It went through a 
> process, seemingly first converting to an html, but then a txt. Thanks 
> in advance
> Chime
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