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I need a program or script that resides on a Linux server that can open an excel csv file, convert it to csv and save the csv file.

I understand the OpenOffice can be used via PHP.

Does anyone know how to use PHP to have Calc in OpenOffice, open an excel file, and save as csv using command line only (i.e. this will run on a server and needs to happen whenever the PHP script is called).
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What's the difference between an excel csv and a normal csv?
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Sorry for the confusion.

I need to convert from an excel file (.xls) to a csv file without using excel.  I need to do this on a Linux server running apache, as part of a web app that is written in PHP
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popen() would be an option perhaps.
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