Get to your ebooks quickly

2018-11-12 391 words 2 mins read

So this is going to be a little longer post than usual.

To begin with, here is screenshot of how it would look like finally:

We are using “rofi” here to show the menu. So, lets first install that

cat <<EOF >/etc/yum.repos.d/_copr_yaroslav-i3desktop.repo 
[yaroslav-i3desktop]
name=Copr repo for i3desktop owned by yaroslav
baseurl=https://copr-be.cloud.fedoraproject.org/results/yaroslav/i3desktop/fedora-$releasever-$basearch/
type=rpm-md
skip_if_unavailable=True
gpgcheck=1
gpgkey=https://copr-be.cloud.fedoraproject.org/results/yaroslav/i3desktop/pubkey.gpg
repo_gpgcheck=0
enabled=1
EOF

yum install rofi
Once that is done, we will create a small script to look for all our pdf files and display that in the menu, like above. Save this as ~/bin/books-search.sh :
 
#!/usr/bin/env bash
#
# wget 'https://raw.githubusercontent.com/miroslavvidovic/rofi-scripts/master/books-search/books-search.sh'

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Info:

author: Miroslav Vidovic

file: books-search.sh

created: 13.08.2017.-08:06:54

revision: —

version: 1.0

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Requirements:

rofi

Description:

Use rofi to search my books.

Usage:

books-search.sh

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Script:

Modified by Amit Agarwal

Books directory

BOOKS_DIR=/usr/share/texlive/texmf-dist/doc/

Save find result to F_ARRAY

readarray -t F_ARRAY <<< “$(find “$BOOKS_DIR” -type f -name ‘*.pdf’)”

Associative array for storing books

key => book name

value => absolute path to the file

BOOKS[‘filename’]='path’

declare -A BOOKS

Add elements to BOOKS array

get_books() { for i in “${!F_ARRAY[@]}” do path=${F_ARRAY[$i]} file=$(basename “${F_ARRAY[$i]}") BOOKS+=([“$file”]="$path”) done }

List for rofi

gen_list(){ for i in “${!BOOKS[@]}” do echo “$i” done }

main() { get_books

book=$( (gen_list) | rofi -dmenu -lines 10 -width 100 -i -matching fuzzy -only-match -location 0 -fake-transparency -p “Book > " ) book=$( (gen_list) | rofi -dmenu -i -matching fuzzy -only-match -p “Book > " ) xdg-open “${BOOKS[$book]}” }

main exit 0

In the above script, change the BOOKS_DIR to the one that you would like to see. And finally make some cosmetic changes:
cat <<EOF >~/.Xresources 
rofi.color-enabled: true
rofi.opacity:                        50
rofi.width:                          100
rofi.lines:                          10
rofi.columns:                        4
rofi.font:                           System San Francisco Display 8
rofi.color-normal:                   #fdf6e3,#002b36,#eee8d5,#586e75,#eee8d5
rofi.color-urgent:                   #fdf6e3,#dc322f,#eee8d5,#dc322f,#fdf6e3
rofi.color-active:                   #fdf6e3,#268bd2,#eee8d5,#268bd2,#fdf6e3
rofi.color-window:                   #fdf6e3,#002b36
rofi.yoffset:                        0
rofi.xoffset:                        0
rofi.fixed-num-lines:                false
rofi.terminal:                       rofi-sensible-terminal
rofi.ssh-client:                     ssh
rofi.ssh-command:                    {terminal} -e {ssh-client} {host}
rofi.run-command:                    {cmd}
rofi.run-list-command:               
rofi.run-shell-command:              {terminal} -e {cmd}
rofi.window-command:                 xkill -id {window}
rofi.disable-history:                false
rofi.levenshtein-sort:               false
rofi.case-sensitive:                 false
rofi.cycle:                          true
rofi.sidebar-mode:                   false
rofi.auto-select:                    false
rofi.parse-hosts:                    true
rofi.parse-known-hosts:              true
rofi.combi-modi:                     window,run
rofi.fuzzy:                          true
rofi.glob:                           false
rofi.regex:                          false
rofi.tokenize:                       true
rofi.m:                              -1
rofi.line-margin:                    2
rofi.filter:                         
rofi.separator-style:                dash
rofi.hide-scrollbar:                 false
rofi.fullscreen:                     false
rofi.fake-transparency:              true
rofi.dpi:                            -1
rofi.threads:                        1
rofi.scrollbar-width:                8
rofi.scroll-method:                  0
rofi.fake-background:                screenshot
rofi.display-ssh:                    
rofi.display-run:                    
rofi.display-drun:                   
rofi.display-combi:
EOF

xrdb -merge ~/.Xresources

Finally for easy access, you might want to bind a key to lauch the script that we created and voila.

author

Authored By Amit Agarwal

Amit Agarwal, Linux and Photography are my hobbies.Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License.

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