Convert a .bigb file from stdin to HTML and output the contents of <body> to stdout:
printf 'ab\ncd\n' | ourbigbook --body-only
Stdin converion is a bit different from conversion from a file in that it ignores the ourbigbook.json and any other setting files present in the current directory or its ancestors. Also, it does not produce any changes to the ID database. In other words, a conversion from stdin is always treated as if it were outside of any project, and therefore should always produce the same results regardless of the current working directory.


  1. OurBigBook CLI
  2. OurBigBook Project