[ILUG] open office writer to text converter...
caolan at skynet.ie
Fri Feb 17 11:22:07 GMT 2006
On Thu, 2006-02-16 at 19:51 +0100, Brian Foster wrote:
> | Date: Thu, 16 Feb 2006 10:15:52 +0000
> | From: Pádraig Brady <P at draigBrady.com>
> | kevin lyda wrote:
> | > does anyone know of a utility for open office writer [ .odt/.sxw ]
> | > docs that will convert them to plain text? [ ... ]
> | ooffice2 [ ...magic... ]
> there was a discussion on the linux-utf8 mailing list
> ( http://mail.nl.linux.org/linux-utf8/ ) in Nov-2005
> about using OO.org to print plain UTF-8 text files
> (with the `-p' option and an added BOMb).
> the observation was made that the `ooffice' script
> seems to be a Mandrake/Debian-thing?
"ooffice"/"oowriter" etc are artifacts of the "ooo-build" build wrapper
around stock OOo, and don't exist in the stock generic build. Instead
the launchers are just e.g. /opt/openoffice.org2/program/swriter etc.
ooo-build is used by novell/debian/fedora <=3 and probably most other
distributions. For compatibility fedora >=4, while attempting to use a
closer-to-stock build, also has "ooffice"/"oowriter" etc launchers. They
consist of simply
exec /usr/lib/openoffice.org2.0/program/soffice "$@"
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