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Re: FW: Re: wvare DOC -> HTML filter

From: Job, James <JJob(at)not-real.ESD.WA.GOV>
Date: Wed May 26 2004 - 23:27:10 GMT
Unfortunately, Windows doesn't make it easy to record user & sys times, but
the same document on Windows real time translates to:

TimeThis catdoc \manual_11122002.doc > nul
Catdoc:  0.125 Seconds	Output is   303,460 bytes (to null)

TimeThis wvware \manual_11122002.doc > nul
WVWare:  4.453 Seconds	Output is 1,536,602 bytes (to null)

Manual_11122002.doc original is 1,069,568 bytes

James Job

-----Original Message-----
From: Bill Moseley [] 
Sent: Wednesday, May 26, 2004 3:27 PM
To: Multiple recipients of list
Subject: [SWISH-E] Re: FW: Re: wvare DOC -> HTML filter

I added the filter into swish.  If both catdoc and wvWare are installed it
will use wvWare.

It does a nice job of creating HTML on some Word docs, but I had some where
it failed badly yet catdoc worked fine.

It's also a lot slower:

moseley@bumby:~$ time wvWare -1 /home/moseley/manual_11122002.doc  >

real    0m5.611s
user    0m5.600s
sys     0m0.010s
moseley@bumby:~$ time catdoc /home/moseley/manual_11122002.doc  > /dev/null

real    0m0.066s
user    0m0.050s
sys     0m0.010s

And the output from wvWare fed into HTML tidy produced a lot of errors and

So, beware.

$ wvWare --version
wvWare 0.7.3

Bill Moseley

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