31 January 2019
xls2csv - convert binary Excel (.xls) files to CSV
xls2csv input-file [-l] [-v] [-e encoding] [-t sheet] [-q quote char] [-f field separator]
xls2csv converts binary Excel files (.xls) to comma-separated values (CSV), sending the plain-text output to standard out.
Unless otherwise specified, all sheets in the workbook are processed, and the output values are double-quoted, separated by semicolons, and encoded as UTF-8. This behavior may be customized with the options below.
|-l||List sheets contained in the file but do not output their contents.|
|-t sheet||Only process the named sheet.|
|The iconv output encoding (default "UTF-8")|
|-q quote char|
|The character used to quote strings (default ’"’)|
|-f field separator|
|The character used to separate strings (default ’;’)|
The conversion tool has not been tested on big-endian machines.
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