csv2ods (1) - Linux Manuals

csv2ods - Create OpenDocument spreadsheet from comma separated values


csv2ods -i file.csv -o file.ods


This program reads a file in CSV format - table of columns delimited by commas, tabs or any other character. It then creates a spreadsheet. If a value looks like a number the cell is formatted as a number as well.



Show program's version number and exit

-h, --help

Show help message and exit

-i INPUT, --input=INPUT

File input in csv.

-o OUTPUT, --output=OUTPUT

File output in ods.


Specifies a one-character string to use as the field separator. It defaults to ",".

-c ENCODING, --encoding=ENCODING

Specifies the encoding the file csv. It defaults to utf-8.


The table name in the output file.


Specifies how to interpret whitespace which immediately follows a delimiter. It defaults to False, which means that whitespace immediately following a delimiter is part of the following field.


Specifies the character sequence which should terminate rows.

-q QUOTING, --quoting=QUOTING

It can take on any of the following module constants: 0 = QUOTE_MINIMAL means only when required, for example, when a field contains either the quotechar or the delimiter. 1 = QUOTE_ALL means that quotes are always placed around fields. 2 = QUOTE_NONNUMERIC means that quotes are always placed around fields which do not parse as integers or floating point numbers. 3 = QUOTE_NONE means that quotes are never placed around fields. It defaults is QUOTE_MINIMAL.


Specifies a one-character string used to escape the delimiter when quoting is set to QUOTE_NONE.


Specifies a one-character string to use as the quoting character. It defaults to ".


csv2ods -i /etc/passwd -o accounts.odt -d:


Agustin Henze <agustinhenze at gmail.com>

Original author of csv-ods.py