29 Dec 2012
Saraswati is a text-mode EPUB reader for Linux. It is fast, small and easy to use, with the following features:
Supports EPUB format, and will render embedded HTML to plain text (with basic formatting).
Automatic bookmarking: a history of opened files and associated cursor positions is kept. Open a previously read file, and the cursor will skip to the last known position.
Stable text reflow: when the terminal width changes, the text will be reflowed while the cursor remains in the same logical position in the book.
It doesn't maintain an explicit book library, nor does it require any configuration before use.
Building and installation
The source is hosted on github, and you can clone the repository with:
git clone git://github.com/dlbeer/saraswati.git
To build this package, you will need the Mono C# compiler and the libncursesw (including header files).
To build and install, type
make, followed by
saraswati to run, optionally specifying a file to open on the command-line. Help text will be displayed if no file is specified.
Copyright (C) 2012 Daniel Beer
Permission to use, copy, modify, and/or distribute this software for any purpose with or without fee is hereby granted, provided that the above copyright notice and this permission notice appear in all copies.
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