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Antiexcel is a Microsoft-Excel file reader. It shows the excel file on a text console or an x-console. It can be used as an attachment viewer for any text-based email client ( ex. mutt)
My name is Peter Borkuti. I am using text console based email clients (like mutt) and it was annoying, that I had to download the excel attachment into my desktop PC and run OpenOffice just for viewing an excel file. So I wrote these small programs (and texts in 2003). Enjoy it.
I got the idea from a brilliant program, antiword, which can show MS Word files on text console.
antiexcel a bash script wrapper
a bash script for showing semicolon separated files.
a perl script for printing an xls file in a semicolon separated format.
An excel file for example. It was made by OpenOffice.Calc
Installation instructions for antiexcel
in Debian :
apt-get install libspreadsheet-parseexcel-perl as root
Please, dont install a system wide copy of this program. It is only in ALPHA state- you be warned.
Let's say, your login name is 'john'
You should see on the screen a simple spreadsheet.
cp csvviewer ~/bin/.
cp antiexcel ~/bin/.
cp antiexcel-parse.pl ~/bin/.
.mailcapin order to viewing the attachments If you dont want to use this program to viewing xls email- attachments, you dont have to do this.
Append theese two lines into your
application/msexcel; ~/bin/antiexcel %s; needsterminal; application/vnd.ms-excel; ~/bin/antiexcel %s; needsterminal;
``` cp ~/.mailcap mailcap.bak
cat >>~/.mailcap <<DONE application/msexcel; ~/bin/antiexcel %s application/vnd.ms-excel; ~/bin/antiexcel %s ```