Something about my own studies, programming notes, and also English writing exercise.
Friday, March 12, 2010
[SW] Convert XLS to CSV
I got a bundle of xls files and want to extract their data for further analysis. The first thought occurred to me was to find some command line tools to help me convert all the xls files into some kind of text files. Then I found xls2csv, which can be got via apt-get by installing catdoc. So what you need is typing
$ sudo apt-get install catdoc
in your Ubuntu terminal.
The catdoc is useful when you want to take a look at the textual information in doc files.