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excel2csv

Very simple command line interface to the roo library, converts .xls or .xlsx files to .csv.

I have to do a lot of text parsing on spreadsheets. Opening them in excel and saving to csv is time consuming and Excel often munges accented characters. This utilty should convert Excel files to UTF-8 encoded CSV.

Installation

excel2csv uses the roo gem

gem install roo

Usage

Print the usage with:

excel2csv

Print the csv to std out

excel2csv file.xls

Write the csv to file

excel2csv file.xls out.csv