Originally Posted by mitchellray
I can not figure out how to view and edit .odt,.ods etc. from the konsole command line.
I can open editors or office programs, but I was under the notion that everything could be done without the aid of gui.
Some files that I try to open with 'cat' are not in human readable format when written to output.
How are these things done?
Those are formated files, if you want to view them at the command line you could use a conversation program to change them to text and view them that way, only you would lose the formating (the same can be done with pdf and gs, word docs, etc.)
You can do almost anything at the command line but in many cases you lose some functionality. I can edit a picture on the command line using various image manipulation tools, but its a whole lot easier and more functional to just fire up Gimp.
The further you move from user space toward admin space the more you can do at command line without functionality loss.