On 28/05/2015 07:18, James E Lang wrote:
I think it's been established that the OP is a Windows user.
FWIW, the OP said they used both Windows and Linux.
Please identify the Windows equivalent file as well as the quoted Linux
The quoted Linux file is
Inasmuch as I no longer do Windows, I have no idea where the equivalent
file is found in Windows, nor what it is called.
I do know that on my old DosBox, I used to be able to do things like
«for f in *; do; libreoffice --calc -o $f; done».
Not for LibreOffice, since it was not compiled for Dos,^1 but I could do
it with other programs. I have no idea how much of that was due to
modifications made to my Dosbox. (My most frequently used manual for
that system was O'Reilly's Referee book. I don't remember which version
of BSD or Unix it was written for. True to its roots in Dos, more than
once a shell script tripped up, because I used "/" instead of "\".)
In theory, something like that should be doable on Windows. In practice,
I am guessing that it exists in the user's file system once LO is installed and that it is
invoked when execution of soffice begins.
C:\Programs\LibreOffice\program\soffice would be my guess. But I have
pretty much forgotten most of what I knew about Windows configuration,
and file placement.
You speak of editing the script so that it opens the specific calc (.ods?) files.
It's your standard shell script, albeit with a couple of complications
thrown in, for good measure.
Where does one look in the script for the code to open certain "calc" files?
I've forgotten which lines I changed, when i wanted that specific
It was/is much simpler to simply alias «for f in *; do; libreoffice
--calc -o $f; done» than modify that shell script.
Wondering now if I simply renamed soffice to soffice1, and named the
shell script soffice.
Point is, what the OP wants to do can be done, at least in a *Nix
* Option # 1: Edit the default shell script that starts LibreOffice;
* Option # 2: Write a shell script, and use that as an alias for soffice;
* Option #3: Try to force the desktop icon, start menu, and desktop icon
to accept «for f in *; do; libreoffice --calc -o $f; done» as the
command to invoke, when selected.
Find a more efficient way to do
«for f in *; do; libreoffice --calc -o $f; done»
^1: Back in the days before OOo 1.0, I tried compiling the *Nix code on
my DosBox. Needless to say, it failed with a slew of error messages
complaining about unsupported/unavailable libraries. Too many error
messages for me to consider further work on porting it to DOS.
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