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Is there an foss command line program that can convert between Excel (.XLXS) and Comma Separated Value (.CSV) files?

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Yes! Use the PowerShell Excel Module. A full discussion of its features and uses is well beyond a simple Q/A, but the knowledge of its existence will get you in the right direction.

A cross-platform means of doing this without Excel being installed would be the Python tool [xlsx2csv][2]. The Gnumeric package can also do Excel to CSV conversions in a terminal, but it will not be cross-platform and will also require the GNOME office package to be installed.

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Although @mcandre doesn't specify whether it's a requirement or not, note that this PS module will require Excel to be installed. –  Karan Nov 9 '12 at 22:25
    
Any cross-platform CLI tool that doesn't require MS Office? –  mcandre Nov 10 '12 at 1:54
    
@mcandre: The only thing I can think of is a Java program that uses either Apache POI or the OpenDocument API. A quick search for "java program xlsx to csv" will turn up lots of interesting results, and if you need help there's always StackOverflow. Here's a .Net program too, if you need it. –  Karan Nov 10 '12 at 13:31

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