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Where is the start center exectable file located and what is it called? [closed]

asked 2015-10-19 13:35:53 +0100

SusanCragin gravatar image

updated 2020-08-26 21:53:16 +0100

Alex Kemp gravatar image

I have a script that opens 5 programs I use, including libreoffice.
I use the LO development version so the entry I use to invoke it is:

cd /opt/lib*/programs/

nohup soffice &

but that only gets me to a blank start center with none of my current files listed. I need my current files.

Thank you. Susan Cragin

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answered 2015-10-19 15:58:25 +0100

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Probably your dev-version use not the same Environ-vars.

try something like:

soffice -env:UserInstallation=file:///home/susan/.config/libreoffice/4/
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Thank you karolus: this works.

SusanCragin gravatar imageSusanCragin ( 2015-10-20 13:15:58 +0100 )edit

answered 2015-10-19 22:01:15 +0100

Alex Kemp gravatar image

Hi SusanCragin

In the modern LO versions, your StartCenter executable is called... soffice.bin! There are also other files that will launch the suite, but they are all either shortcuts to soffice.bin or shell executables invoking one aspect of it's load. Probably the best thing to do is to invoke it's help output (huge). Here's a taster:-

:~$ /opt/libreoffice5.0/program/soffice.bin --help
LibreOffice 437e4abdf9e72fd0a6e6f8697a0e659bc77f9b10

Usage: soffice [options] [documents...]

--minimized    keep startup bitmap minimized.
--invisible    no startup screen, no default document and no UI.
--norestore    suppress restart/restore after fatal errors.
--quickstart   starts the quickstart service
--nologo       don't show startup screen.
--nolockcheck  don't check for remote instances using the installation
--nodefault    don't start with an empty document
--headless     like invisible but no user interaction at all.
--help/-h/-?   show this message and exit.
--version      display the version information.
--writer       create new text document.
--calc         create new spreadsheet document.
--draw         create new drawing.
--impress      create new presentation.
--base         create new database.
--math         create new formula.
--global       create new global document.
--web          create new HTML document.
-o             open documents regardless whether they are templates or not.
-n             always open documents as new files (use as template).

...and here is the full monty placed into an ODT:

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