odffindbasic - Basic macro removal from OpenOffice.org files
odffindbasic [options] <sourcefile> [<targetfile>]
A simple command that allows the user to detect, export or remove the Basic modules from a regular OpenOffice.org file.
Without option, the program displays the number of Basic modules found in the file.
The 2nd filename is used in combination with the --delete option.
Prevents the program from displaying the number of Basic
If this option is set, the Basic modules are physically
deleted. The file manifest is updated accordingly.
However, the document content remains unchanged, even if
it contains some references to the deleted macros. The
code is removed (so the macros are no longer executable).
If a target file name is provided as a 2nd argument, the
changes are saved in it and the source file remains
Exports the macros. Every Basic module is extracted and
converted to a flat Basic source file in the current
directory. The name of each created file is constructed
according to the corresponding path in the ODF file, and
its suffix is "bas".
The Basic modules are listed through the standard
Some information messages are printed.
To install OpenOffice::OODoc, copy and paste the appropriate command in to your terminal.
perl -MCPAN -e shell
For more information on module installation, please visit the detailed CPAN module installation guide.