rbburst - extract a .rb file back into its component files


rbburst [OPTIONS] FILE.rb [FILE.rb ...]


Rbburst extracts the source files out of a .rb file, the ebook format that is native to the Rocket eBook reader.


Extract even the hidden files from the .rb file.

-d DIR
Specify the library directory (alternate: $RB_LIB_DIR).

Output this help message.

Ignore the images and audio files.

Just list the files (doesn't write anything).

Include markup that is found in the RocketLibrary's directory structure. Use the -d and -r options (or set the environment variables) to setup where that is. The markup is merged into the HTML pages, a summary page is produced, and everything is hyper-linked together.

Include markup from the same directory and same name as the .rb file. This is useful if you've copied the .ra, .rh, & .rn files into a single place. E.g. rbburst -M path/foo.rb would look for path/foo.ra, etc.

The rocket-ID of the ReB that generated the markup (alternate: $RB_ID).

Output the raw HTML from the ebook rather than trying to filter some tags back into their original form. For example, <HR NEW-PAGE> tags are not restored from their raw form when -R is specified.

Unjoin files that rbmake previously joined together.

Output the version of rbburst.


If you specify the -m option without the -r option, rbinfo will use the value of the environment variable RB_ID to know what rocket-ID to use to look for the markup files (since the markup files are saved under the rocket-ID of the reader that created the data).

If you specify the -m option without the -d option, rbinfo will use the value of the environment varible RB_LIB_DIR to find out where it will find the indicated rocket-ID directory. If it is not set, its value defaults to:

    C:/Program Files/NuvoMedia/RocketLibrarian/Library/books


the rbmake manpage, the rbinfo manpage, the rbdump manpage


Wayne Davison <>.