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Open password protected file via command line

asked 2017-12-27 06:44:49 +0100

arjereza gravatar image


Been trying to look at the list command line arguments in opening a Calc file in Libreoffice through command line but I could not find an argument for opening a password protected file. Can anyone tell me if this is possible and if so how to do this?


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Hello @arjereza,

Such a password parameter does not currently exist for the command line. I think that this is for safety reasons to ensure that the password is manually entered into the Password Dialog when the file opens.

With Regards, lib

librebel gravatar imagelibrebel ( 2017-12-27 08:19:11 +0100 )edit

Thanks for the response. Just wanted to be sure had a hunch it was not implemented due to security.

arjereza gravatar imagearjereza ( 2018-01-08 02:15:59 +0100 )edit

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answered 2017-12-27 17:58:38 +0100

Jim K gravatar image

Write a macro that calls loadComponentFromURL with property Password. There is an explanation at

Then call the macro from the command line, as for example

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Thanks. Will try this.

arjereza gravatar imagearjereza ( 2018-01-08 02:18:42 +0100 )edit
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