I had .odt files which are now stored in Terminal and won´t

July 22, 2020 at 05:21:50
Specs: Macintosh
How can i open a file that was stored as a .odt file on my mac.The folder it was stored in is now just a Terminl page

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July 22, 2020 at 05:46:55
.odt is file format used by such applications as Libre Office.

How did you create this file/folder - which ever it is?

If you right click on the file/folder (presuming it appears, you can locate it. in Finder) you get the open, open with etc. list

Have you tried using the various options listed in the open with option?

I have "textedit app" on my Mac - and that opens .odt formats. Not sure where or when I I got it... and you may not have it installed? I also have Libre Office - prefer t to M$-Office - it's free and does all I need.

Meanwhile these links may help too?



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July 22, 2020 at 05:57:12

textedit is part of Mac OS (at least on pre-installed systems). Presumably if one upgrades a pre-installed version of OS X the app remains?

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July 22, 2020 at 08:56:01
Warning: I'm writing about things I do not know at all.

"Terminal" is the command-line interface for a Mac.
It is like "cmd" on a current-day Windows computer or
DOS in the old days. It is a Unix program. The default
Terminal program for Mac is called "bash", the same as
in Linux operating systems.

Any such interface can be used to find, look at, and open
files in a manner similar to Windows File Explorer or the
Mac Finder. They work by using the keyboard rather than
by using a mouse or touchpad, and the visual part of the
interface is just text, not graphics. But the interface can
start any program, including graphics-based programs that
use mouse or touchpad input.

So when you say that your files are now stored in Terminal,
it sounds like what you mean is that you think you have a
Terminal window open, and you can see your files listed in
that Terminal window. Is that correct?

If so, how do you know it is a Terminal window? Does it
say "bash" at the top? Or what?

-- Jeff, in Minneapolis

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July 22, 2020 at 09:10:09
dat's a pretty gud description Jeff... and a useful question you ask too.

Anyone playing with terminal really needs to be very careful what they type, execute etc. as ift can occasionally be somewhat disastrous if one isn't careful. Syntax is all in Unix and its off spring (e.g Mac OSX and Linux)

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