[LMB] Sharing Knife question

Harvey Fishman fishman at panix.com
Fri Apr 14 00:28:22 BST 2017



------ Original Message ------
From: "Fred Smith" <fredex at fcshome.stoneham.ma.us>
To: lois-bujold at lists.herald.co.uk
Cc: fishman at panix.com
Sent: 04/13/2017 05:25:32 PM
Subject: Re: [LMB] Sharing Knife question

>On Thu, Apr 13, 2017 at 09:14:04PM +0100, M R Dolbear fm wrote:
>>
>>
>>  On Thu, 13 Apr 2017, at 20:19, Harvey Fishman wrote:
>>
>>  > >>adkinslawfirm at mindspring.com
>>  > >>  wrote:
>>  > >>  > Does anyone remember if there's a character named Thrush in 
>>the
>>  > >>Sharing Knife series?
>>  > >
>>  > >>  don't remember one...
>>  > >>
>>  > >>  now if I had ebooks I could do a grep and be sure.
>>  > >
>>  > >Only if you broke the DRM
>>
>>  > Why would you need to break the DRM? Most readers have search 
>>functions.
>>
>>  I take things as they are posted, grep is not a reader client but a
>>  Linux utility that cannot handle DRM'd ebooks.
>
>True. but it is wonderful for scanning thru a bazillion files at a 
>time.
>>
>>  Further, many readers, unlike grep, can search only one book at a 
>>time,
>>  not a library. Not too inconvenient for the 5GU and TSK but we are
>>  fortunate that the Vorkosigan set is available without DRM.
>
>ebook  DRM is certainly breakable, should one have the need and tools.
>
>--
>---- Fred Smith -- fredex at fcshome.stoneham.ma.us 
>-----------------------------
>                But God demonstrates his own love for us in this:
>                          While we were still sinners,
>                               Christ died for us.

Do you have a version of grep that will extract regexes from a mobi or 
ebook file?

Harvey



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