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       xls2csv  -  reads  MS-Excel  file and puts its content as comma-separated data on standard


       xls2csv [-xlV] [-f  format ] [-b  string ] [-s  charset ] [-d  charset ] [-q  number ] [-c
        char] files


       xls2csv  reads  MS-Excel  spreadsheet  and  dumps its content as comma-separated values to
       stdout. Numbers are printed without delimiters, strings are enclosed in the double quotes.
       Double-quotes inside string are doubled.


       -x      print unknown Unicode chars as \xNNNN, rather than as question marks

       -l      list known charsets and exit successfully

       -cchar  cell separator char. By default - comma.

               sheet break string. This string (by default - formfeed) would be output at the end
               of each workbook page. This string is printed after  page  starting  at  start  of
               line,  but  no linefeed would be automatically added at the end of string. Include
               newline at the ent of sheet separator if you want it to appear on separate line by

       -gnumber number  of  decimal  digits  in  the numbers. By default maximal double precision
                (system-dependent macro DBL_DIG) is used.

               set quote mode. In quote mode 0 cell contents is never quoted.  In  quote  mode  1
               only  strings  which contain spaces, double quotes or commas are quoted.  In quote
               mode 2 (default) all cells with type string are quoted.  In quote mode 3 all cells
               are quoted.

               -  specifies  destination  charset  name.  Charset  file  has  format described in
               CHARACTER SETS section of  catdoc(1)  manual  page.  By  default,  current  locale
               charset would be used if langinfo support was enabled at the compile time.

               -  specifies  source  charset. Typically, Excel files have CODE PAGE record, which
               denotes input charset, but for some reason you may wish to override it.

               - specifies date/time format to use for output of all Excel date and time  values.
               If  this option is not specified, format, specified in the spreadsheet is used. On
               POSIX system any format, allowed by strftime(3) can  be  used  as  value  of  this
               option. Under MS-DOS xls2csv implements limited set of strftime formats, namely m,
               d, y, Y, b, l, p, H, M, S.

       -V      outputs version number


       ${HOME}/.catdocrc, catdoc charset files and substitution map files (see  catdoc(1)  manual
       page for details,


       cat(1), catdoc(1), catppt(1), strings(1), utf(4), unicode(4)


       V.B.Wagner <>, based on biffview by David Rysdam