excel2txt - convert Excel data to delimited text files
excel2txt [options] File1.xls [File2.xls ...]
-d|--ofs Output field delimiter (default is Tab)
-f|--output-format "txt," "html," "xml" or "yaml" (defaults to "txt")
-n|--normalize-headers Normalize column headers (see below)
-o|--out-dir Where to place output file (defaults to CWD)
-q|--quiet Do not print any status messages
--help Show brief help and exit
--man Show full documentation
--version Show version and exit
For each worksheet within an Excel spreadsheet, creates a text file. By default, the output files will be plaint text files using a Tab for the delimiter. Use the "-d" switch to specify a different delimiter such as a comma. You may also choose to create an HTML >table<, an XML file, or a YAML dump using the "-f" option.
The output file names will be normalized such that they will consist of only lowercase letters with spaces replaced by underscores and non-alphabetic characters deleted. The "-n" option will also apply this transformation the column headers. If there is only one worksheet in an spreadsheet, then the output file will simply be the spreadsheet's name; if there is more than one worksheet, then a separate output file will be created using the spreadsheet's name plus the worksheet's name. In any event where the default output file exists and is of a non-zero size, then a "-1" (or "-2," etc.) will be added until a file name is found that is not in use.
By default, progress messages are printed. If you do not wish to see these, use the "-q" flag.
Ken Youens-Clark <firstname.lastname@example.org>.
Copyright (c) 2005-10 Ken Youens-Clark
This library is free software; you can redistribute it and/or modify it under the same terms as Perl itself.
To install excel2txt, copy and paste the appropriate command in to your terminal.
perl -MCPAN -e shell
For more information on module installation, please visit the detailed CPAN module installation guide.