Bug 838368 - ooviewdoc / libreoffice --view doesn't work
Summary: ooviewdoc / libreoffice --view doesn't work
Alias: None
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: libreoffice
Version: 17
Hardware: Unspecified
OS: Unspecified
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: Caolan McNamara
QA Contact: Fedora Extras Quality Assurance
Depends On:
TreeView+ depends on / blocked
Reported: 2012-07-08 21:09 UTC by Ville Skyttä
Modified: 2012-07-19 09:05 UTC (History)
6 users (show)

Fixed In Version: libreoffice-
Doc Type: Bug Fix
Doc Text:
Clone Of:
Last Closed: 2012-07-19 09:05:08 UTC

Attachments (Terms of Use)

Description Ville Skyttä 2012-07-08 21:09:45 UTC
Even though --view is documented in libreoffice --help, it doesn't actually work (libreoffice

$ libreoffice --help | grep -- --view
--view <documents...>

$ libreoffice --view foo.doc
Unknown option --view
Run 'soffice --help' to see a full list of available command line options.

This also makes /usr/bin/ooviewdoc useless as it just invokes libreoffice --view:

$ ooviewdoc foo.doc
Unknown option --view
Run 'soffice --help' to see a full list of available command line options.

Comment 1 Caolan McNamara 2012-07-09 11:57:43 UTC
-view accepted while --view discarded, and script uses --view, bah.

fix will be in >= libreoffice-

Comment 2 Fedora Update System 2012-07-10 08:31:54 UTC
libreoffice- has been submitted as an update for Fedora 17.

Comment 3 Ville Skyttä 2012-07-10 19:14:33 UTC
ooviewdoc is now fixed, but the issue remains in --help output in, it still says --view, not -view:

$ libreoffice --help | grep -A 1 -- -view
--view <documents...>
      open the specified documents in viewer-(readonly-)mode.

Comment 4 Fedora Update System 2012-07-10 20:52:27 UTC
Package libreoffice-
* should fix your issue,
* was pushed to the Fedora 17 testing repository,
* should be available at your local mirror within two days.
Update it with:
# su -c 'yum update --enablerepo=updates-testing libreoffice-'
as soon as you are able to.
Please go to the following url:
then log in and leave karma (feedback).

Comment 5 Caolan McNamara 2012-07-11 11:07:38 UTC
The help saying --view is ok by me, both -view and --view should now be accepted and --view should be the preferred I guess seeing as whoever changed all the -longoptions to --longoptions presumably wanted that to be the case

Comment 6 Ville Skyttä 2012-07-11 15:02:23 UTC
Oh, I didn't notice --view works now as well, just thought the script had been modified. No problem then.

Comment 7 Fedora Update System 2012-07-19 09:05:08 UTC
libreoffice- has been pushed to the Fedora 17 stable repository.  If problems still persist, please make note of it in this bug report.

Note You need to log in before you can comment on or make changes to this bug.