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Does any one know how to open xls file in shell on UNIX?

whether is there any tools to convert XLS to CSV?

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Voting to close/migrate to superuser, cheers, and best of luck. –  bernie Mar 29 '12 at 3:10
@ bernie: Thanks –  maple Mar 29 '12 at 3:13

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This is what I used: http://code.google.com/p/php-excel-reader/

But you can find similar packages in other languages.

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I've used python-excelerator for this in the past.

apt-get install python-excelerator

Here's a howto: http://ghantoos.org/2007/10/25/python-pyexcelerator-small-howto/

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Thanks, i will read you provide article. –  maple Mar 29 '12 at 3:13
Python is not allowed here. –  maple Mar 29 '12 at 3:25
Why wouldn't Python be allowed? If you compiled it to a binary, there would be no way of knowing that it was written in Python. –  Ben Mordecai Feb 6 '13 at 15:00

Take a look here

Can you convert to csv in windows first? That would help. Or just script it with python or perl.

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thanks! that's very difficult to convert, because all the source file from server. –  maple Mar 29 '12 at 3:15

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