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How does unoconv differ from using libreoffice --headless --convert-to?

asked 2020-03-19 17:35:06 +0200

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updated 2020-08-10 14:39:20 +0200

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How does unoconv differ from using libreoffice --headless --convert-to? When should one prefer one over the other? Any differences in performance or quality?

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answered 2020-03-19 17:49:51 +0200

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updated 2020-03-19 17:51:17 +0200

unoconv has 2 modes: either you use a long-running soffice process, in which case you get fast conversion or you start a new soffice process for each document, which increases security. You need to choose between the two. soffice --convert-to is similar to the "secure" unoconv mode.

BTW, Online also allows document-conversion and tries to have both speed and security at the same time, you can read about that here.

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