odfhighlight - search, replace and highlight text in a document


odfhighlight "source.odt" "search string" -r "replacement" -o "target.odt"

replaces "search string" by "replacement" in the file "source.odt", highlights each replacement with a yellow (default) backgound, then writes the resulting document as "target.odt"

odfhighlight "myfile.odt" "search string" -color "green"

highlights each occurrence of "search string" in "myfile.odt" with a green background color, without changing the text (without "-o" option, the changes apply to "myfile.odt"


Default behaviour

With the "minimal" command line, with only a filename and a string as arguments, each matching string is highlighted with a yellow background and represented with the "Standard" style.


        -e --encoding "xxxxxx"

                character set to use, if different from the default
        -r --replacement "new string"

                "new string" is used as a replacement for "search string"

        -c --color "code"

                an RGB color code, expressed either as the concatenation of
                3 comma-separated decimal values (each one in the range
                0..255, ex: "72,61,139" for a dark slate blue), or a 6-digit
                hexadecimal number, preceded by a "#" (ex: #00ff00 for green)
                or, if a colormap is available and known in your
                OpenOffice::OODoc installation, a symbolic color name (ex:
                "sky blue")

        -s --stylename "name"

                the name of the color style (default: "MyHighlight"); the
                user must provide a style name that is not already in use
                in the document

        -p --property "property=value"

                This option can be repeated; each occurrence gives an
                additional property for the highlight style (font name, size,
                foreground color, ...). For example, with the combination of
                -p 'fo:color=#ff0000' and -p 'fo:font-size=18pt', the
                highlighted text will be made of 18pt-sized, red characters.
                In order to master these options, you should have some
                knowledge of the Form Objects (FO) vocabulary that is used
                in the OpenDocument specification.
        -o --output "filename"
        -t --target "filename"

                an alternative filename to save the modified document, when
                the source document must remain unchanged