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On 05/03/14 16:16, Steve Edmonds wrote:

On 2014-03-06 05:51, Ed_0 wrote:
On 05/03/14 10:08, e-letter wrote:
On 04/03/2014, Ed_0 <> wrote:

I would like to know, why does libreoffice open up after running in a
terminal "libreoffice --convert-to odt *.doc?

It should not do this. Check your installation again. (E.g:

What if I want a recursive behaviour?


libreoffice --convert-to odt ./*.doc


1) Hmm, I didn't understand those links, the errors displayed are these:

javaldx: Could not find a Java Runtime Environment!

Warning: failed to read path from javaldx

2) I'm not an expert or a sysadmin but I read some books about Linux. ls
and ls . or ls ./ is the same.

3) I tried with - $ libreoffice --headless --convert-to odt $(ls -R)
        - $ libreoffice --headless --convert-to odt < file < ls -R
        - $ libreoffice --headless --convert-to odt $(find . -name
        - $ libreoffice --headless --convert-to odt $(find . -name
--outdir dir/

and it didn't work out...

I know very little Bash and some C. I think a script it's a better idea.
It has to execute the libreoffice command in each directory so that the
outdir is "that" directory.

I wish somebody could code it. If not, I will do it myself in the future.



What are you trying to achieve.
I have to run a script to convert all older documents on our server to
newer ODF format. I am going to do that by regression into the directory
specified as the parameter to the script when called. I haven't got
round to it yet as it is not required until I update LO, but is that
what you are after.

Hi Steve,

This is what I want: a script or a GUI program (preferably QT 4/5) that
converts doc/x documents with a recursive behaviour so that the files
that are converted didn't go to a special folder, just stay where the
doc/x documents are.

What do you think guys?

I wanted to take code from libreoffice (I suppose it's C) and program
the GUI interface with Python (using pyqt). It is not easy to learn all
this stuff. It took me some years to learn C doing a lot of excercises.

I also wanted to program an advanced string searcher like Super Finder
or like the Window$ XP searcher (Mom says that Window$ XP searcher is
better than the 7 one)

Kind regards,


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