[Libreoffice] -conver-to on master

Simos Xenitellis simos.lists at googlemail.com
Mon Apr 18 02:48:16 PDT 2011

On Mon, Apr 18, 2011 at 12:36 PM, Miklos Vajna <vmiklos at frugalware.org> wrote:
> On Mon, Apr 18, 2011 at 01:52:13PM +0530, Muthu Subramanian K <sumuthu at novell.com> wrote:
>> Seems to work for me without the patch. How old or new is your master,
>> please? [ Or I guess you are running without any input files! for the
>> conversion to work! ]
> Hmm, this is interesting. ;)
> The build I'm hacking here is from Mar 26, when I tested it with a newer
> master (3 days old), I get a different behaviour: --conver-to does not
> initiate any conversion at all:
> ~/git/libreoffice/master/install/program$ ./soffice.bin --nologo --convert-to doc --outdir /home/vmiklos /home/vmiklos/hello.rtf --headless
> ~/git/libreoffice/master/install/program$ ls ~/hello.doc
> /usr/bin/ls: cannot access /home/vmiklos/hello.doc: No such file or directory
> In case I omit --headless, the GUI starts up fine, but there are still
> no conversion.
>> The patch looks non-intrusive and if it works it should be good -
>> assuming you have made sure that lo is not running in the background
>> after issuing the command.
> Sure, no running instance in the background.
> What version is running fine for you?

I tried LibreOffice 3.4 (pre-release) and it works with 'csv' to 'ods'
as described in http://www.mail-archive.com/users@libreoffice.org/msg03444.html

./soffice.bin --headless --convert-to ods /tmp/test.csv
convert /tmp/test.csv -> /opt/libreoffice/program/test.ods using calc8
Overwriting: /opt/libreoffice/program/test.ods

(in my case I still have the encoding issues described in the above URL).


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