mschwipps writes

The attached patch shows a better error output. Use


patch rclxls < rclxls.patch

to patch rclxls.

medoc writes


Sorry, I don’t think that detecting xls dump errors is worth the trouble of forcing bash usage and using a temporary file. While it’s useful to know which files fail to index, it’s also true that these files are going to be retried at each indexing (recoll is not smart enough to avoid retrying if nothing changed). The temp file and the retrying are more work for the machine, with little actual benefits.

If it’s really important to you to know which xls files fail to index, it would be easy enough to write a small shell-script for this purpose.