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Password protected excel file without encryption or zipping


I have requirement to send password protected excel file in an email from unix/linux box without zipping it. Any help would be appreciated.

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You can protect an XLS spreadsheet using the Perl Excel::Writer::XLSX module, but you'll probably have to install it first.
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Can you provide some more details on how to do it.
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I think, something like this, but I'm unable to test it:


use Excel::Writer::XLSX;

my $in=shift;
my $pass=shift;

my $workbook=Excel::Writer::XLSX->new( $in );

You put that in a file, set it executable, and run it like
./ filename.xls 'password'

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I just checked this module is not installed on unix server, Is there any other way of doing it?
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I don't know any others offhand and you're equally unlikely to have anything else. The feature you're asking for is third-party pretty much by definition.
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I have got this module installed but still it is not making the file password protected..

Using below code:


use strict;
use warnings;
use Excel::Writer::XLSX;

my $workbook  = Excel::Writer::XLSX->new( "TEST.xlsx" );
my $worksheet = $workbook->add_worksheet('TEST_FILE');
$worksheet->protect( 'drowssap' );

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