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  1. Old Fart
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    epub table of contents


    I have a large number of epub documents, each of which contains a large number of articles.
    I wish to create a cross reference document to use in locating specific articles by title and/or author.

    I am using a Linux system so it should be fairly easy to combine a printout of the
    human readable portion of the table of contents of each document into a combined
    table of contents. But how can I easily obtain the human readable portion of the
    table of contents of each ebub document in the first place?
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    Do they already have tables of contents in them? When I was trying to GENERATE a table of contents for a large PDF/epub on linux I couldn't find any free versions.

    If they already have TOCs, anything capable of reading PDFs (there's perl/python scripts which do this) should be able to be modified to only pull down things that look like TOCs.
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