I’m using LibreOffice 220.127.116.11 on an Xubuntu 22.04.1 system
I have the strangest problem. I have a file in my home directory named zz_trip.doc (created using Word) that I cannot open directly – in other words, by specifying it on the command line. If, in my home directory I enter:
/usr/local/lib/libreoffice7.5/program/soffice --writer /u/jeff/zz_trip.doc
absolutely nothing happens, the command prompt simply returns. However, if I start writer and then do a File->Open, the file opens just fine! if I modify the path or use ~ to the filename on the command line nothing happens.
However, if I move zz_trip.doc to a different directory, then it opens just fine. And in my home directory, if I rename it to anything else including zztrip.doc, z_trip.doc, z.doc, etc., then it opens just fine!
It’s as if LibreOffice has “learned” this particular name in this particular location and is ignoring it. I don’t think the program has any feature like this, but I’m at a loss to understand what is going on. Any clues?