How to read office documents in the terminal
If you need to read an office (Microsoft / LibreOffice) document without a GUI, I will show you some tools to do it.
LibreOffice includes a CLI tool called
soffice you can use to do a lot of things. One of them is reading documents directly in the terminal window. Use the parameter
--cat to show the content of a text document (ODT and DOC/DOCX).
soffice --cat test.odt
antiword read DOC files and outputs the content in rows of 80 characters by default (you can change this with the