Conf FileΒΆ

You can enter API keys and set preferences in the file isbntools.conf in your $HOME/.isbntools directory (UNIX). For Windows, you should look at %APPDATA%/isbntools/isbntools.conf (create these, directory and file, if don’t exist [Now just enter isbn_conf make]). The file should look like:

[MISC]
REN_FORMAT={firstAuthorLastName}{year}_{title}_{isbn}
DEBUG=False

[SYS]
SOCKETS_TIMEOUT=15
THREADS_TIMEOUT=12

[SERVICES]
DEFAULT_SERVICE=merge
VIAS_MERGE=parallel
ISBNDB_API_KEY=

The values are self-explanatory!

NOTE If you are running isbntools inside a virtual environment, the isbntools.conf file will be inside folder isbntools at the root of the environment.

The easier way to manipulate these files is by using the script isbn_conf. At a terminal enter:

$ isbn_conf show

to see the current conf file.

This script has many options that allow a controlled editing of the conf file. Just enter isbn_conf for help.