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Re: [swish-e] Indexing Excel under Ubuntu?

From: at <Gertjan>
Date: Thu, 3 May 2012 15:16:13 -0700 (PDT)
I have always used  /usr/bin/xls2csv  from the catdoc package.  I am running 10.04 though.


--- On Thu, 5/3/12, David H. Brown <dave(at)> wrote:

From: David H. Brown <dave(at)>
Subject: [swish-e] Indexing Excel under Ubuntu?
To: "'Swish-e Users Discussion List'" <users(at)>
Received: Thursday, May 3, 2012, 12:40 PM

For a number of years, I've been indexing Excel files as HTML using
OpenOffice and a utility "unoconv"; that survived the first migrations to
LibreOffice with the 11.x series, but I just upgraded the server to Ubuntu
12.04 and something has changed such that unoconv hangs on some subset of
excel files, pinning the server at 100% CPU utilization. 

So for now, I've commented out my FileFilters for those (and removed form
IndexOnly) and am not indexing them, but I thought I'd check in here and see
whether anyone had other thoughts/preferences/favorite methods for indexing
Excel. I'll ask around on the unoconv site too
( and see whether an update is in
the works.

#FileFilter .xls "/usr/bin/unoconv" "-d spreadsheet -f html --stdout %P"
#FileFilter .xlsx "/usr/bin/unoconv" "-d spreadsheet -f html --stdout %P"

David H. Brown

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